dictum[ dik-tuhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF dictum
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DICTUM
There was a finality about the dictum that reassured his allies.
The dictum is that there is no such thing as falsehood; a man must either say what is true or say nothing.
We doubt, too, the dictum that the earliest poets are uniformly the best.
If you are in a mixed company, cultivate the dictum of "give and take."
This, however, is not accepted by all as the dictum of modern science.
Every one conceded that Smith's dictum would decide the contest.
How far back, then, can the dictum in these very words be traced?
And did he tell you my grandfather Carfax's dictum in the Banstock case?
Des Meloises looked as statesmanlike as he could when delivering this dictum.
He would rather that Sandy had made some protest against that dictum.
1660s, from Latin dictum "thing said (a saying, bon-mot, prophecy, etc.), an order, command," neuter of dictus, past participle of dicere "say" (see diction). In legal use, a judge's expression of opinion which is not the formal resolution of a case.