precedent

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precedent /ˈprɛsədənt/ noun
plural precedents
precedent
/ˈprɛsədənt/
noun
plural precedents
Learner's definition of PRECEDENT
somewhat formal
: a similar action or event that happened at an earlier time
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[noncount]
: something done or said that can be used as an example or rule to be followed in the future
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[noncount] : the usual or traditional way of doing something
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