noun, plural dic·ta [dik-tuh], /ˈdɪk tə/, dic·tums.
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Example sentences from the Web for dictum
Somehow I haven't been able to locate that dictum in the Quran, ahadith or sunan, but it must be there somewhere.
"It is an obiter dictum," somebody said to me, apparently thinking that Latin would persuade me.
In politics, the dictum ‘follow the money’ usually leads to uncomfortable truths.Partisan Journalists Are Following the Money All Too Literally|John Avlon|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His basic dictum is that Palestinians must "prove" they are worthy of independence and human rights.
That's mainly because the U.S. government said the no-fly dictum applied only to fixed-wing aircraft, not to helicopters.
They will carry out the dictum of Carlyle that the modern university is a university of books.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. 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 Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
But we doubt whether this dictum enunciates sufficiently clearly the abstract value of morality.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
The fallacy, therefore, is dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
Ironice dictum, is Calvin's comment, and the words are at least intelligible if so taken.