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dictum

dic·tum

dictum

 
pronunciation:
dIk tm
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: dicta, dictums
definition 1: a formal or official pronouncement or declaration.
Each year the school principal addresses the incoming students and puts forth his dictum that all students can achieve if they are willing to work.
synonyms:
declaration, pronouncement
similar words:
charge, command, dictate, directive, edict, imperative, order, ruling
definition 2: a well-known saying; maxim.
synonyms:
adage, apothegm, maxim, proverb, saying
similar words:
aphorism, axiom, gnome, moral, precept
definition 3: a judge's opinion on a point of law.
synonyms:
decree, ruling