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Definition 1: 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]

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

"opinions are usually written by a single judge"

(obiter 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"

Definition 2: an incidental remark - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for obiter dictum in the sense of this definition

(obiter dictum is a kind of ...) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account" "we would appreciate input from our users on how we can improve our software"

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