dictums

dic·tum || 'dɪktəm n. formal statement, pronouncement; saying, maxim

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  • Dictums — Dictum Dic tum, n.; pl. L. {Dicta}, E. {Dictums}. [L., neuter of dictus, p. p. of dicere to say. See {Diction}, and cf. {Ditto}.] 1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm. [1913 Webster] A class of critical dicta everywhere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dicta — Dictum Dic tum, n.; pl. L. {Dicta}, E. {Dictums}. [L., neuter of dictus, p. p. of dicere to say. See {Diction}, and cf. {Ditto}.] 1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm. [1913 Webster] A class of critical dicta everywhere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dictum — Dic tum, n.; pl. L. {Dicta}, E. {Dictums}. [L., neuter of dictus, p. p. of dicere to say. See {Diction}, and cf. {Ditto}.] 1. An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; an apothegm. [1913 Webster] A class of critical dicta everywhere current …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dictum — noun (plural dicta; also dictums) Etymology: Latin, from neuter of dictus, past participle of dicere Date: 1599 1. a noteworthy statement: as a. a formal pronouncement of a principle, proposition, or opinion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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