Meaning of “dictum” in the English Dictionary

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"dictum" in British English

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dictumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪk.təm/ us /ˈdɪk.təm/ plural dicta dictums

a short statement, especially one expressing advice or a general truth:

He followed the famous American dictum "Don't get mad, get even".

(Definition of “dictum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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