Synonyms and related words:
Parthian shot, a priori truth, action, adage, address, affirmance, affirmation, allegation, ana, analects, announcement, annunciation, answer, aphorism, apostrophe, apothegm, appointment, assertion, asseveration, averment, avouchment, avowal, award, axiom, brevet, brocard, bull, byword, canon, catchword, code, collected sayings, commandment, comment, conclusion, condemnation, consideration, convention, crack, creed, current saying, decision, declaration, decree, decree-law, decreement, decretal, decretum, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, dictate, diktat, distich, doom, edict, edictum, enunciation, epigram, exclamation, expression, fiat, finding, form, formula, general principle, gnome, golden rule, golden saying, greeting, guideline, guiding principle, imperative, interjection, ipse dixit, law, manifesto, maxim, mention, mitzvah, moral, mot, motto, norm, note, observation, oracle, order, ordinance, ordonnance, phrase, pithy saying, position, position paper, positive declaration, postulate, precedent, precept, predicate, predication, prescript, principium, principle, proclamation, profession, prognosis, pronouncement, pronunciamento, proposition, protest, protestation, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, question, reflection, regulation, remark, rescript, resolution, rubric, rule, ruling, saw, say, say-so, saying, self-evident truth, senatus consult, senatus consultum, sentence, sententious expression, settled principle, sloka, stance, stand, standard, statement, stock saying, subjoinder, sutra, teaching, tenet, text, theorem, thought, truism, truth, ukase, universal truth, utterance, verdict, verse, vouch, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom, working principle, working rule

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  • dictum — dic·tum / dik təm/ n pl dic·ta / tə/ [Latin, utterance, from neuter of dictus, past participle of dicere to say]: a view expressed by a judge in an opinion on a point not necessarily arising from or involved in a case or necessary for determining …   Law dictionary

  • Dictum — (lat.), 1) Spruch, Ausspruch, Bonmot, Sprüchwort; 2) Grundsatz; so: Dictum de omni (D. de exemplo) et nullo (D. de diverso), logischer Grundsatz, der vollständig so lautet: Was der Gattung zukommt od. widerspricht, kommt zu od. widerspricht auch… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dictum — (latin, Flertal dicia), udsagn, ord; dictum biblicum, bibelsprog; dictum classicum, hovedsted, vigtigste udtalelse om en ting; dicta probantia, bevissteder (især bibelske); dicta septem sapientium, de 7 vises ord; dictus, nævnt, ovennævnt; dicto… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • dictum — ⇒DICTUM, subst. masc. Vx. ,,Dispositif d un jugement, d un arrêt; cette partie d un jugement, d un arrêt qui contient ce que le juge prononce et ordonne (Ac. 1798 1878).Le dictum d une sentence, d un arrêt (Ac. 1798 1878). Rem. Ac. 1878 note que… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dictum — DICTUM. s. m. Mot emprunté du Latin. Le dispositif d une Sentence, d un Arrêt, cette partie d une Sentence ou d un Arrêt qui contient ce que le Juge prononce et ordonne. Le dictum d une Sentence, d un Arrêt …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dictum — (n.) 1660s, from L. dictum thing said (a saying, bon mot, prophecy, etc.), an order, command, neuter of dictus, pp. of dicere say (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). In legal use, a judge s expression of opinion which is not the formal resolution of a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dictum — [n1] saying; proverb adage, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, brocard, gnome, maxim, moral, motto, precept, rule, saw, truism; concepts 278,689 dictum [n2] decree, pronouncement affirmation, assertion, command, declaration, dictate, edict, fiat, order;… …   New thesaurus

  • dictum — Dictum. s. m. Dispositif, cette partie d une sentence ou d un arrest, qui contient ce que le Juge prononce & ordonne. Le dictum d une sentence, d un arrest …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dictum — (lat., Mehrzahl dicta), Spruch, Ausspruch, Wort; d. biblicum, Bibelspruch; d. classicum, Hauptstelle, Hauptspruch; dicta probantia, Beweissprüche, Beweisstellen, besonders biblische, worauf sich ein Glaubenssatz gründet, oder woraus er… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dictum — (lat.), Spruch, Ausspruch, Sprichwort …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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