used in Fahrenheit 451
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a short saying intended to make a point
in various senses, including:
- a popular saying — such as "Nothing is certain but death and taxes."
- a formal declaration from a respected source — such as the Constitution's statement that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech"
- a non-binding remark in a judge's opinion — short for obiter dictum
- There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no!
dictum = formal pronouncement
There are no more uses of "dictum" in Fahrenheit 451.