Definitions of "precedent"
  1. Something that has occurred before, in terms of time, arrangement, order, or importance
  2. A ruling made by a court that is used as an example for making decisions in similar future cases
How to use "precedent" in a sentence
  1. The judge's ruling in the current case may establish a precedent for future cases.
  2. The decision of this case may serve as a precedent, influencing the outcomes of similar cases in the future.
  3. The lawyer referred to a previous case as a precedent to strengthen his argument.

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