Obiter

Obiter

Also known as ‘obiter dictum/dicta’ 

 

A judge’s comments or observations, in passing, on a matter arising in a case before him that does not require a decision.  Such remarks are not essential to a decision and do not create binding precedent. However, obiter remarks of senior judges, for example, may be indirectly instructive or persuasive, especially in areas in which the law is developing

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