(Chiefly in legal contexts) made or said in passing.
- Endowed as he was with superb powers of criticism, an impressively hard-headed acumen, he strewed his letters with witty, biting obiter scripts.
- These points are, of course, strictly obiter, since these conspiracies would in any case have been protected by State immunity, since they did not constitute international crimes against humanity.
- The only other issue, my Lord, is that I appreciate that since this is obiter it is unlikely on its own to attract your Lordship to the question of assessment of damages.
short for obiter dictum.
- In 50 years time barristers will be putting in submissions in this Court that refer to our decision as the S134 obiter.
- The best example really is the last of his obiter.
- We cannot do anything else, except apply the obiter of the two places where anything is said about public works.
Latin, originally as the phrase ob itur 'by the way'.
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