The correct answer is pronouncement.
A. absolute authority
C. stenographic record
The correct answer is (B) (Authoritative) pronouncement; formal saying; maxim; current saying. Also, a judicial assertion or expression of opinion.
Dictum comes from Latin dictus, dicere (to say).
Examples of use:
- His dictums were not received with the respect that he felt was due.
- Her often repeated dictum went unquestioned and unchallenged.