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Dictum

Definition - What does Dictum mean?

Dictum is an authoritative opinion that is given by someone who holds a position of knowledge and/or authority over the subject being spoken of.

Justipedia explains Dictum

The statements of expert witnesses in a court case are considered dictum. There is weight given to dictum, in line with the knowledge that the person giving the statement knows more about the subject and is explaining the matter.

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