Meaning of obiter dictum
Pronunciation: (ob'i-tur dik'tum), [key]
— pl. ob•i•ter dic•ta
- an incidental or passing remark, opinion, etc.
- an incidental or supplementary opinion by a judge in deciding a case, upon a matter not essential to the decision, and therefore not binding as precedent.
- obiter dictum (Thesaurus)