Definition of de dicto in English:

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de dicto

Pronunciation: /deɪ ˈdɪktəʊ/
/diː/

adjective

Philosophy
Relating to the form of an assertion or expression itself, rather than any property of a thing it refers to. Compare with de re.
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.

Origin

Latin, 'from what is said'.

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