Relating to the form of an assertion or expression itself, rather than any property of a thing it refers to. Compare with de re.
More example sentences
- By contrast, the de dicto account corresponds to a purely linguistic notion of vagueness.
- As mentioned there, these sentences also appear to have readings on which they attribute general or de dicto beliefs to the women in question.
- Clarke pointed out that the argument was guilty of confusing de dicto and de re necessity.
Latin, 'from what is said'.
Definition of de dicto in:
- The British & World English dictionary