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  Definition of precedent
  1. an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
  2. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
  3. a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
  4. a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
  5. preceding in time, order, or significance
Similar Words: case in point, case law, common law

 

Derivational Morphology: predate, precede, forego, antecede, antedate

 

 
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