obiter dictum

Definitions of obiter dictum
  1. noun
    an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    synonyms: dictum
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    type of:
    judgement, judgment, legal opinion, opinion
    the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
  2. noun
    an incidental remark
    synonyms: passing comment
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    type of:
    comment, input, remark
    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
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