Dicta Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Dicta.

Dicta (noun)

"Dicta" is the plural form of "dictum," a legal term originating from Latin. It refers to statements, comments, or opinions expressed by a judge that do not directly relate to the case's necessary decision-making process. These remarks are considered supplementary and do not establish a legal precedent, meaning that future judges are not required to follow them in similar cases.