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Bible Encyclopedias

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Obiter Dictum

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That which is said by the way or in passing (Lat. ob, by, and iter, road); specifically, in law, an opinion expressed by a judge incidentally in the course of a case, on a point of law not necessarily connected with the issue or not forming part of the grounds of the decision; such obiter dicta have no binding authority.


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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Obiter Dictum'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/bri/o/obiter-dictum.html. 1910.

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