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1. precedent

noun. ['ˈprɛsɪdənt'] an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time.

Synonyms

  • instance
  • illustration
  • representative
  • example

Antonyms

  • atypical
  • undemocratic
  • civil law
  • misconception

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Rhymes with Precedent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Sentences with precedent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Judicial precedent does not fully take into account how complex the law can be.

Quotes about precedent


1. Every ounce of my cynicism is supported by historical precedent.
- Glen Cook, Shadow Games

2. precedent

noun. ['ˈprɛsɪdənt'] (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.

Synonyms

  • common law
  • case law

Antonyms

  • noncitizen
  • unsusceptible
  • insubordinate

3. precedent

adjective. ['ˈprɛsɪdənt'] preceding in time, order, or significance.

Antonyms

  • contract

4. precedent

noun. ['ˈprɛsɪdənt'] a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time).

Synonyms

  • topic
  • theme

Antonyms

  • subsequent
  • incoming
  • back-to-back

5. precedent

noun. ['ˈprɛsɪdənt'] a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws.

Synonyms

  • common law
  • law
  • case law

Antonyms

  • postmortem
  • consecutive
  • ensuing
  • undermentioned
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