precedent

noun
ADJECTIVE
bad, dangerous, terrible, unfortunate
good, important, strong

There is a strong precedent for such a strategy.

ample

There is ample precedent for this tactic.

clear, obvious

There is no obvious precedent for this law.

established, historical, past, prior
new

This would have set a dangerous new precedent.

court, judicial, legal

There was a federal court precedent for this.

binding

The ruling does not set a binding precedent.

literary

There are many literary precedents for this strategy.

VERB + PRECEDENT
serve as

This case could could serve as a precedent for others against the tobacco companies.

have
create, establish, provide, set

This lowering of standards sets a dangerous precedent for future developments.

cite
find
base sth on, use sth as

The judge based his decision on precedents set during the previous century.

follow
ignore
break, overturn

Overturning a legal precedent is no easy matter.

PREPOSITION
without precedent

The achievements of this period were without precedent in history.

precedent for

Many precedents can be found for this decision.


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  • precedent — pre·ce·dent 1 /pri sēd ənt, pre səd / adj [Middle French, from Latin praecedent praecedens, present participle of praecedere to go ahead of, come before]: prior in time, order, arrangement, or significance see also condition precedent at… …   Law dictionary

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  • precedent — pre‧ce‧dent [ˈpresdnt] noun [countable] LAW an official action or decision which can be used later to support another legal decision: • The injunction on imports could set a precedent for other patent infringement cases. • Solicitors are aiming …   Financial and business terms

  • precedent — Precedent, [preced]ente. adj. v. Qui precede. Il se dit ordinairement par rapport au temps. Le jour precedent. je vous ay escrit par l ordinaire precedent. dans les regnes precedents, dans l assemblée precedente. cette clause estoit portée dans… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • précédent — précédent, ente (pré sé dan, dan t ) adj. 1°   Qui précède, qui est immédiatement avant, soit par rapport à l ordre, soit par rapport au rang. Le jour, le règne précédent. Vous trouverez cela dans le chapitre précédent, à la page précédente.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Precedent — Pre*ced ent, a. [L. praecedens, entis, p. pr. of praecedere: cf. F. pr[ e]c[ e]dent. See {Precede}.] Going before; anterior; preceding; antecedent; as, precedent services. Shak. A precedent injury. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Condition precedent}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precedent — Prec e*dent, n. 1. Something done or said that may serve as an example to authorize a subsequent act of the same kind; an authoritative example. [1913 Webster] Examples for cases can but direct as precedents only. Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precedent — [prē sēd′ nt, prisēd′ nt; ] for n. [ pres′ə dənt] adj. [ME < MFr précédent < L praecedens, prp. of praecedere, to PRECEDE] that precedes; preceding n. precedent 1. an act, statement, legal decision, case, etc. that may serve as an example,… …   English World dictionary

  • precedent — (n.) early 15c., case which may be taken as a rule in similar cases, from M.Fr. precedent, from L. praecedentum (nom. praecedens), prp. of praecedere go before (see PRECEDE (Cf. precede)). Meaning thing or person that goes before another is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • precedent — précédent DEFINICIJA v. presedan …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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