obiter dictum

Definitions of obiter dictum

n an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding

Type of:
judgement, judgment, legal opinion, opinion
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

n an incidental remark

passing comment
Type of:
comment, input, remark
a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

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