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Found 2 items, similar to precedent.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a
later time [syn: case in point]
2: (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial
decisions [syn: case law, common law]
3: 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” [syn: common law, case law]
4: a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
adj : preceding in time, order, or significance
English → English (gcide)
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.
Condition precedent (Law), a condition which precede the
vesting of an estate, or the accruing of a right.
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
Examples for cases can but direct as precedents
2. A preceding circumstance or condition; an antecedent;
hence, a prognostic; a token; a sign. [Obs.]
3. A rough draught of a writing which precedes a finished
copy. [Obs.] --Shak.
4. (Law) A judicial decision which serves as a rule for
future determinations in similar or analogous cases; an
authority to be followed in courts of justice; forms of
proceeding to be followed in similar cases. --Wharton.
Syn: Example; antecedent.
Usage: Precedent, Example. An example in a similar case
which may serve as a rule or guide, but has no
authority out of itself. A precedent is something
which comes down to us from the past with the sanction
of usage and of common consent. We quote examples in
literature, and precedents in law.