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Precedent

Meanings and phrases

precedent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. preceding in time, order, or significance

precedent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time; case in point
  2. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions; case law; common law
  3. a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; common law; case law
  4. a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

set a precedent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • These set a precedent for worldwide construction.
  • This project set a precedent in the field of heat power tariffication .
  • This was the first time 512(f) had been enforced in court, and set a precedent.

legal precedent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His later victory over servitude became the legal precedent in Massachusetts.
  • Some observers said it could set a legal precedent that criminalizes the practice.
  • 130 feminist associations demanded that the sentence set legal precedent for the future.

precedent set

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This followed the precedent set by Reedman's counterpart in South Africa, the statement said.
  • It reversed the precedent set in "MAI Systems Corp. v. Peak Computer, Inc.", 991 F.2d 511 (9th Cir.
  • The structures follow the precedent set by earlier park structures by using native sandstone laid in a random ashlar pattern.

without precedent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Some topics are without precedent in Islam's early period.
  • Chaucer's use of such a wide range of classes and types of people was without precedent in English.
  • As such it is one of the first of this category in Bengali literature although not without precedent.

no precedent

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There was no precedent for this kind of agony".
  • As the parties came to an agreement, no precedent was set.
  • He said the ruling sets no precedent.
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