Origin of precedent
OTHER WORDS FROM precedentprec·e·dent·less, adjectivenon·prec·e·dent, nounnon·pre·ced·ent, adjectivequa·si-pre·ced·ent, adjective
How to use precedent in a sentence
There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
She ultimately ditched JSwipe after about a week and found her current, non-Jewish, boyfriend on OkCupid.
An atheist counsels his fellow non-believers on how not to talk to people of faith.
The distinction between over-policing and non-responsiveness was alive and well in Bed-Stuy.
Last summer, Louisiana also banned non-legal adoption, with offenders facing a penalty of $5,000 and up to five years in prison.
The expatriated ex-rebels became alarmed by the non-receipt of the indemnity instalment and the news from their homes.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
He also states that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
De moi, je ne say qu'en dire, d'autant que je ne veux affirmer ny le si ny le non en ce dont je n'ay vidence.
Certes le capitaine Merveilles et ses gens monstrerent leur pit non vulgaire.
It teaches you to take your time, or as the Germans call it, it gives you "Ruhe (repose)," the grand sine qua non!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
British Dictionary definitions for precedent
Cultural definitions for precedent
A previous ruling by a court that influences subsequent decisions in cases with similar issues.
Other Idioms and Phrases with precedent
see set a precedent.