obiter
Adverb

obiter (not comparable)

  1. Incidentally; in passing.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:
      , New York, 2001, p.206:
      I will not here stand to discuss obiter, whether stars be causes, or signs; or to apologize for judicial astrology.
Noun

obiter (plural obiters)

  1. (legal) An obiter dictum; a statement from the bench commenting on a point of law which is not necessary for the judgment at hand and therefore has no judicial weight, as opposed to ratio decidendi.



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