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dictum
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Dune
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  • The delicacy of his position here, alone and dependent upon the Convention and the dictum familia of the Great Houses, fretted him.
  • DICTUM FAMILIA: that rule of the Great Convention which prohibits the slaying of a royal person or member of a Great House by informal treachery.

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  • Love whom you will but marry your own kind was a dictum amounting to instinct within her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I don’t even remember where I learned that childhood rhyme or the dictum that demanded you scratch your head every time you heard a siren, lest the next siren be for you.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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