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dicta

Legal Definition of dicta

Etymology

    Latin Origin

Noun

  1. An observation by a judge on a matter not specifically before the court or not necessary in determining the issue before the court; a side opinion which does not form part of the judgment for the purposes of stare decisis. May also be called "obiter dictum."

Etymology

    Latin origin

Definition of dicta

Noun

dicta

  1. Plural form of dictum.

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