"It is an obiter dictum," somebody said to me, apparently thinking that Latin would persuade me.
An associate who does not go into ecstasies of merriment over every joke or obiter dictum from the Bench.
But the judges of the circuit courts know better, and never have enforced that obiter dictum.
I think you have done wisely, said His Holiness, by way of an obiter dictum.
An Associate who does not go into ecstasies of merriment over every joke or obiter dictum from the Bench.
This, however, is only an obiter dictum from which many will no doubt dissent.
Pardon a word about the writer himself—it is needed to emphasise and justify these obiter dicta.
Judge Beck gets rid of the force and effect of his prior decision by saying that his language was "obiter dicta."
That phrase was in fact no part of the decision but was what the lawyers call an obiter dictum—a saying apart.
Hence he forged his weapon—the obiter dictum—by whose broad strokes was hewn the highroad of a national destiny.