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A plural of dictum.


1. a plural of dictum
2. (Law) a plural of dictum


(ˈdɪk təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə), -tums.
1. an authoritative pronouncement; judicial assertion.
2. a saying; maxim.
[1660–70; < Latin: a saying, command, word; compare index]
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Bon-Bon had ransacked libraries which no other man had ransacked - had more than any other would have entertained a notion of reading- had understood more than any other would have conceived the possibility of understanding; and although, while he flourished, there were not wanting some authors at Rouen to assert "that his dicta evinced neither the purity of the Academy, nor the depth of the Lyceum" - although, mark me, his doctrines were by no means very generally comprehended, still it did not follow that they were difficult of comprehension.
Circuit relied in substantial part on erroneous dicta included in the Supreme Court's decision in United States v.
con cual personal cuenta dicha dependencia, que incurre en una serie de anomalias y dicta fallos que favorecen a las administradoras que transgreden la ley de propiedad en condominio?
12) Indeed, the Supreme Court recently reaffirmed that dicta from its prior opinions may be freely disregarded.
chancery, waged in dicta, was ultimately resolved through legislative
This Essay speaks to the continuing vitality of the holding-dictum distinction through the first systematic study of how lower courts treat higher court dicta.
Sexual charges against priests before the Ecclesiastical Court, 1750-1798 Reference Adultery Fornication Incest AAM, Dicta 24 1 2 -- AAM, Dicta 25 -- l -- AAM, Dicta 26 1 2 -- AAM, Dicta 27 1 -- -- AAM, Dicta 28 -- 1 -- AAM, Dicta 28A -- 2 -- AAM, Informs 5, nos.
A heavily disguised voice on the dicta phone cassettes reveals that Lawrence must kill Adam before 6pm otherwise his beautiful wife Alison (Monica Potter) and young daughter Diana (Makenzie Vega) will be slain.
But the Bush administration has no constitutional warrant to enforce UN dicta against American citizens--or individuals who repudiate U.
DICTA 105 is a bean pod weevil (Trichapion godmani Wagner) resistant small red breeding line from the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Call, Colombia, and the Direccion de Ciencia y Tecnologia Agropecuaria (DICTA), Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
To the extent that any Tax Court dicta contradicts this ruling, the Second Circuit owes "no deference to the Tax Court's statutory interpretations, its relationship to us being that of a district court to a court of appeals, not that of an administrative agency to a court of appeals" (Madison Recycling Assocs.