adjective pre·ce·dent [pri-seed-nt, pres-i-duh nt] /prɪˈsid nt, ˈprɛs ɪ dənt/
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Origin of precedent
OTHER WORDS FROM precedentprec·e·dent·less, adjectivenon·prec·e·dent, nounnon·pre·ced·ent, adjectivequa·si-pre·ced·ent, adjective
Words nearby precedent
Example sentences from the Web for precedents
Historical parallels and precedents for social media abound.
This is about a health-care law that is reality and the setting of precedents on executive power.Washington’s Other Car Crash: Obama vs. the Boehner Rule|Michael Tomasky|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, almost all the precedents he mentions demonstrate the need for partition of one kind or another.Partition Skepticism and the Future of the Peace Process|Avner Inbar, Assaf Sharon|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
John Roberts assured the Senate Judiciary Committee that judges must "be bound down by rules and precedents."
At a press luncheon Tuesday, he again expressed his confidence that the justices will “abide by well-established” precedents.Obama Follows Reagan, FDR in Airing Supreme Court, Constitution Views|Jeff Shesol|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had no precedents by which to guide his steps, no example that he might modernize and follow.H. R.|Edwin Lefevre
We are more spontaneous than logical; we have ideas, rather than facts or precedents.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
On December 3, 1805, he sent a message to Congress which seemed to break completely with all Jeffersonian precedents.Union and Democracy|Allen Johnson
This being his first love, he had no precedents to disillusion him or conjure up obstacles.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
Oh why were we two made the first precedents of his new found revenge?
British Dictionary definitions for precedents
adjective (prɪˈsiːdənt, ˈprɛsɪdənt)
Cultural definitions for precedents
A previous ruling by a court that influences subsequent decisions in cases with similar issues.
Idioms and Phrases with precedents
see set a precedent.