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Word: dictum

Definition: authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)


Sentences Containing 'dictum'

As for Pope's dictum, anyone who examines Jervas's version carefully, side by side with the original, will see that he was a sound Spanish scholar, incomparably a better one than Shelton, except perhaps in mere colloquial Spanish.

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::: expiate - make amends for (a sin)
::: unfeigned - genuine; real
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::: sinister - evil; ominous
::: outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
::: laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
::: brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
::: dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)