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  1. obiter(Noun)

    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.

  2. obiter(Adverb)

    Incidentally; in passing.

  3. Origin: From obiter.

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  1. Obiter(adverb)

    in passing; incidentally; by the way

  2. Origin: [L., on the way; ob (see Ob-) + iter a going, a walk, way.]

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