EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin obiter.

AdverbEdit

obiter (not comparable)

  1. Incidentally; in passing.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970:
      , New York, 2001, p.206:
      I will not here stand to discuss obiter, whether stars be causes, or signs; or to apologize for judicial astrology.

NounEdit

obiter (plural obiters)

  1. (law) 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.

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LatinEdit

AdverbEdit

obiter (not comparable)

  1. on the way
  2. incidentally

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