Definition of Dictum:

  1. A formal pronouncement from an authoritative source.

  2. Formal pronouncement of belief or opinion considered weighty because of the authority or dignity of the person making it (such as a judge). See also obiter dictum.

Synonyms of Dictum

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How to use Dictum in a sentence?

  1. The First Amendment dictum that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech”.

Meaning of Dictum & Dictum Definition