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Meaning of Dicta

opinion of a judge expressed in his judgment on a case, which opinion is strictly not necessary for the determination of the issues of the case. The language unnecessary to a decision , a ruling on an issue not raised, or opinion of ajudge which does not embody the resolution or determination of the court , and is made without argument or full consideration of the point . See Lawson v U.S., (C.A.D.C.) 176 F.2d49

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