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See definition of dictum on Dictionary.com
  • nounsaying; proverb
  • noundecree, pronouncement

synonyms for dictum

  • adage
  • aphorism
  • axiom
  • maxim
  • precept
  • apothegm
  • gnome
  • moral
  • motto
  • rule
  • saw
  • truism
  • brocard
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The selection includes dictums such as “there is virtue in pleasure,” lettered in neon script or inscribed into a mirror.
IN THE GALLERIES: EXPLORING HOW BODY LANGUAGE IS A VISUAL FORM OF COMMUNICATIONMARK JENKINSJUNE 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They will carry out the dictum of Carlyle that the modern university is a university of books.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Nothing can more clearly illustrate Napoleon's dictum, "A la guerre les hommes ne sont rien, c'est un homme qui est tout."
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But we doubt whether this dictum enunciates sufficiently clearly the abstract value of morality.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
The fallacy, therefore, is dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
Ironice dictum, is Calvin's comment, and the words are at least intelligible if so taken.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Doctor Holland regarded Mark Twain as a mere fun maker of ephemeral popularity, and was not altogether pleasant in his dictum.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Mayo, wild thoughts urging him to desperate ventures, snapped out corroboration of that dictum.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
I remembered Emerson's dictum about waiting in one's own doorway long enough, and all the world would come by.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
The owner of the voice followed this dictum with a quick patter of softly shod feet.
AND SO THEY WERE MARRIEDFLORENCE MORSE KINGSLEY
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WORDS RELATED TO DICTUM

  • aphorism
  • apothegm
  • axiom
  • byword
  • dictum
  • maxim
  • motto
  • precept
  • saw
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