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Synonyms for dictum

Synonyms for dictum

an authoritative declaration

an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding

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The immense popularity of Valerius Maximus throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance is well attested by the many manuscripts, printed editions, commentaries, epitomes, and even versifications of the nine books of his Facta et dicta memorabilia.