ob•i•ter dic•tum

Pronunciation: (ob'i-tur dik'tum), [key]
pl. ob•i•ter dic•taPronunciation: (ob'i-tur dik'tu). [key]

1. an incidental or passing remark, opinion, etc.
2. incidental or supplementary opinion by a judge in deciding a case, upon a matter not essential to the decision, and therefore not binding as precedent.

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