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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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To-day speak true one way, to-morrow speak true another way, which is to lie," was Zilla's dictum.
Apart from her studies Anne expanded socially, for Marilla, mindful of the Spencervale doctor's dictum, no longer vetoed occasional outings.
Captain Jim had never heard of Oliver Wendell Holmes, but he evidently agreed with that writer's dictum that "big heart never liked little cream pot.
Each shall have his own thought,' is the dictum of Christianity; 'Each man shall have his own field,' says modern law; and in this, modern law is in harmony with Christianity.
Flat-dwellers shall indorse my dictum that theirs is the only true happiness.
And verily, it is a noble dictum which saith: "What life promiseth US, that promise will WE keep--to life
And then, jealousy means lowering both myself and her," he told himself as he went into her boudoir; but this dictum, which had always had such weight with him before, had now no weight and no meaning at all.
Now that Ramadan festivities are over, people who followed the festival's dictums should ponder on the purpose and spirit for which it was framed.