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Definition 1: an authoritative declaration - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dictum in the sense of this definition

(dictum is a kind of ...) a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

(... is a kind of dictum ) a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity

"the boss loves to send us directives"

Definition 2: an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for dictum in the sense of this definition

(dictum is a kind of ...) the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

"opinions are usually written by a single judge"

(dictum belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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