obiter (not comparable)
- 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.
obiter (plural obiters)
- (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.