What Is the Definition of Dicta?

Answer

The word 'dicta' is the plural version of the word dictum. Dictum on the other hand refers to a formal or authoritative statement or assertion; pronouncement. This term also refers to a popular saying or maxim.
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: what is the definition of dicta
dic·tum
[dik-tuhm]
NOUN [PLURAL DIC·TA, DIC·TUMS.]
1.
an authoritative pronouncement; judicial assertion.
2.
a saying; maxim.
3.
Source: Dictionary.com
Q&A Related to "What Is the Definition of Dicta"
Opinions of a judge that do not embody the resolution or determination of the specific case before the court. Expressions in a court's opinion that go beyond the facts before the
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Dict...
Judicia sunt tanquam juris dicta, et pro veritate accipiuntur. Judgments are, as it were, the dicta or sayings of the law, and are received as truth. 2 Co. Inst. 573.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Judi...
Verba dicta de persona, intelligi debent de conditione personae. Words spoken of the person are to be understood of the condition of the person. 2 Roll. R. 72.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Verb...
obiter dicta (oh-bitter dick-tah) n. remarks of a judge which are not necessary to reaching a decision, but are made as comments, illustrations or thoughts. Generally, obiter dicta
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/obit...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com