obiter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin obiter.

Adverb[edit]

obiter ‎(not comparable)

  1. Incidentally; in passing.

Noun[edit]

obiter ‎(plural obiters)

  1. (law) 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. Please note that obiter is only a noun in english for the purpose of law. In true latin it is always an adverb and therefore does not have a plural form.

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Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ŏbĭter

  1. On the way.
  2. Incidentally.