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.
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.
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.
That phrase was in fact no part of the decision but was what the lawyers call an obiter dictum—a saying apart.
And any opinion given on any other point is obiter dictum, and of no authority.