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 for Dicta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dicta \Dic"ta\, n. pl. [L.]
     See Dictum.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. --M.
                                                    Arnold.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Law)
        (a) A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that
            do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not
            involved in it.
        (b) (French Law) The report of a judgment made by one of
            the judges who has given it. --Bouvier.
        (c) An arbitrament or award.
            [1913 Webster]

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