But the judges of the circuit courts know better, and never have enforced that obiter dictum.
I think you have done wisely, said His Holiness, by way of an obiter dictum.
This, however, is only an obiter dictum from which many will no doubt dissent.
These obiter dicta do not trespass on the domain of artistic genealogy.
The assumption in this obiter dictum seemed to be that ...