Definition of dictum:
maxim, obiter dictum, apothegm, assertion, declaration, pronouncement, dominance, truism, dictate, authorisation, passing comment, say-so, decree, authorization, announcement, judgment, authority, aphorism, potency.
- "Wagner's Tristan und Isolde", George Ainslie Hight.
- "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
Many there were, in spite of what they had seen, who maintained that his mind had been unhinged by grief, and that instead of turning their backs upon him, they must support him all the more loyally; but in the main it was believed that the opposition editor's dictum was correct, and that he had insulted them by appearing on the platform in a state of intoxication.- "The Man Who Rose Again", Joseph Hocking.