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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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Grantly's dictum. "It does not resemble writing at all.
Amy Eshton, not hearing or not heeding this dictum, joined in with her soft, infantine tone: "Louisa and I used to quiz our governess too; but she was such a good creature, she would bear anything: nothing put her out.
The young man thought of the little sister frisking over the Parthenon and the Mount of Olives and sharing for two years, the years of the school-room, this extraordinary pilgrimage of her parents; he wondered whether Goethe's dictum had been justified in this case.
"And you say the Swiss are mercenary, as a parrot says 'Poor Poll,' or as the Belgians here say the English are not brave, or as the French accuse them of being perfidious: there is no justice in your dictums."
Moreover, the Court offered no guidance on how one could follow both Granholm's mandate and the contradictory North Dakota dictum. A central tenet of Granholm is the standard of review it establishes: a state's alcohol regulation, once declared discriminatory, will be deemed constitutional only if the state shows through concrete evidence that the regulation "advances a legitimate local purpose that cannot be adequately served by reasonable nondiscriminatory alternatives." (142) By invoking Granholm's North Dakota dictum, several courts have been able to sidestep this judicial review and avoid examining whether state alcohol regulations are legally and economically justified.
Our horse, Dictum, ran in the Jewson Handicap Chase and, due to a number of factors, his body overheated and his temperature rose to a dangerous level.
Just imagine how much our nation would prosper if we followed this dictum at home as well.
Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Auteur filmmaker Phoenix Quwais is proud to announce, and magnanimously so, that his filmmaking code, "The Quwais Dictum" has been officially sent out to the heads of the Academy of Motion Pictures, BAFTA, and the Directors Guild of America.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa reminded them to follow the dictum, 'the honour and security of the country always comes first, the honour, safety and welfare of the soldiers comes next and the comfort of officers comes last always and every time'
Unfortunately, the senate amplified the obiter dictum (statement by the way) in the judgment, ignoring the most important part which was dismissal of the suit over locus standi, thus, of no effect.
But, for us--an inferior court--'carefully considered language of the Supreme Court, even if technically dictum, generally must be treated as authoritative.'" (12) That passage contains three qualifiers: carefully, considered, and generally.
The dictum of Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court of Israel (1995-2006), that "everything is justiciable", makes nonsense of the rule of law, as well as Israel's reputation as a democracy.
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