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Synonyms of precedent

Noun


1. precedent, case in point, example, illustration, instance, representative

usage: an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

2. case law, precedent, common law, civil law

usage: (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

3. common law, case law, precedent, law, jurisprudence

usage: 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"

4. precedent, subject, topic, theme

usage: a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

Adjective


1. precedent, preceding(prenominal) (vs. succeeding)

usage: preceding in time, order, or significance

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