Ratio decidendi of a judgment may be interpreted as the principles of law expressed by the Judge for the objective of resolving the problem before him. On the other hand, obiter dicta indicate observations, comments given by the Judge, but are not necessary for the conclusion reached. It is a Latin phrase that indicates something told by the way or incidentally. Obiter presumably additional to the decision may be an interpretation of a viewpoint or sentiments which has no restrictive effect.
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