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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An authoritative statement. A short phrase that expresses a general rule or truth.

Usage examples (39)
  • Relating to Descartes, author of "Cogito ergo sum" to demonstrate the reality of human existence; the dictum might be improved: "Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum" - "I...
  • Some say his most famous dictum is to "pick the time and place of your battles" ...
  • The good sense of this dictum is very apparent, but its constitutionality is extremely doubtful.
  • As a well-known dictum from the late-70s essay Shelley for more
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