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Overview of noun precedent

The noun precedent has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) precedent, case in point

(an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time)

2. (1) case law, precedent, common law

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

3. common law, case law, precedent

(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

(a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time))

Overview of adj precedent

The adj precedent has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. precedent

(preceding in time, order, or significance) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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