dictum

Part of speech: noun

An authoritative or positive utterance.

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Usage examples "dictum":

  1. But I refuse to accept your dictum about my age. - "Poor Relations", Compton Mackenzie.
  2. It is not to join unreservedly in that censure, if we remark that Macaulay pronounced his dictum on poetry when he was very young. - "Platform Monologues", T. G. Tucker.
  3. There is no necessity to discuss the justice of the dictum. - "Vanishing Roads and Other Essays", Richard Le Gallienne.