dictum

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The plural of “dictum” is “dicta” or “dictums.”
dictum(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (noteworthy statement)
a. la máxima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The history professor began the class with Santayana's famous dictum about learning from history.El profesor de historia comenzó la clase con la famosa máxima de Santayana sobre aprender de la historia.
b. la sentencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My mother's favorite dictum is, "eat dessert first."La sentencia favorita de mi madre es, "come primero el postre".
c. el aforismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Marlena strives to follow the age-old dictum of, "Treat others as you wish to be treated."Marlena se esfuerza por seguir el antiguo aforismo de, "Trate a los demás como desee ser tratado".
2. (legal)
a. el dictamen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In addition to the sentence, there were several important dicta that came from the case.Además de la sentencia, hubo varios dictámenes importantes que surgieron del caso.
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dictum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (statement)
a. el sentencia f, aforismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (maxim)
a. la máxima
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (law)
a. el dictamen
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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dictum [ˈdɪktəm]
noun
dictums dicta [ˈdɪktə] sentencia (f); aforismo (m); (Jur) dictamen (m);
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