obiter dictum

What is obiter dictum?

obiter dictum is one of Latin legal terms, literally translated to ‘a thing said in passing’. Definition and use: in law, an observation by a judge on some point of law not directly relevant to the case before him, and thus neither requiring his decision nor serving as a precedent, but nevertheless of persuasive authority. In general, any comment, remark or observation made in passing


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