precedential

[ pres-i-den-shuh l ]
/ ˌprɛs ɪˈdɛn ʃəl /

adjective

of the nature of or constituting a precedent.
having precedence.

Nearby words

  1. precede,
  2. precedence,
  3. precedency,
  4. precedent,
  5. precedented,
  6. preceding,
  7. precent,
  8. precentor,
  9. precentral area,
  10. precentral cerebellar vein

Origin of precedential

First recorded in 1635–45; precedent + -ial

Related formsnon·prec·e·den·tial, adjectiveun·prec·e·den·tial, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for non-precedential

precedential

/ (ˌprɛsɪˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective

of, involving, or serving as a precedent
having precedence
Derived Formsprecedentially, adverb

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