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Obiter Dictum

OBITER DICTUM, that which is said by the way or in passing (Lat. ob, by, and Her, 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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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