nounpl. -·tums or -·ta
- a statement or saying, esp. a formal statement, specif.
- of fact, opinion, principle, etc.
- of one's will or judgment
- Law a judge's remark or observation on some point of law which is not essential to the case in question, hence not binding as a legal precedent
Origin of dictumL, something said, word, neuter of dictus, past participle of dicere: see diction