Obiter Dictum

Author:David Gordon
Pages:1835
 
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(Latin: "Said in passing.") In an opinion, a judge may make observations or incidental remarks. Because these comments are unnecessary to the DECISION, they are not a part of the HOLDING and thus do not bind the court in later cases. Such statements are often referred to by the plural, dicta.

DAVID GORDON

(1986)

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