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obiter (not comparable)
- Incidentally; in passing.
obiter (plural obiters)
- (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.
- On the way.