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dictum

[ dik-tuhm ]
/ ˈdɪk təm /
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noun, plural dic·ta [dik-tuh], /ˈdɪk tə/, dic·tums.
an authoritative pronouncement; judicial assertion.
a saying; maxim.
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Origin of dictum

1660–70; <Latin: something said, a saying, command, word, noun use of neuter past participle of dīcere to say, speak; cf. index
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British Dictionary definitions for dictum

dictum
/ (ˈdɪktəm) /

noun plural -tums or -ta (-tə)
a formal or authoritative statement or assertion; pronouncement
a popular saying or maxim

Word Origin for dictum

C16: from Latin, from dīcere to say
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