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 Rabelais is an obscene writer.
Hence he forged his weapon—the obiter dictum—by whose broad strokes was hewn the highroad of a national destiny.
Burr's attorneys were more prudent: they dismissed Marshall's earlier words outright as obiter dicta—and erroneous at that!
The court's decision, obiter dictum and all, extended only to the power of Congress over the Territories.
An Associate who does not go into ecstasies of merriment over every joke or obiter dictum from the Bench.
A few words' on the schools; an obiter dictum on the stations; a good, energetic, Demosthenic philippic against some scandal.