Precedent synonyms

prĕs'ĭ-dənt
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Earlier, either in time or order.
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One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model.
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A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.
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One serving as an example to be imitated or compared:
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Firmness of character or action; determination:
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The full-scale model used in making a sand mold for casting metal
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A person or thing to be imitated; model; pattern; precedent
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A usual practice or habitual way of behaving; habit
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A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.
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Instance is defined as an occurrence of something, or a specific situation, happening or event.
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An order or a decision on a point of law from someone in authority.
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Something established for use as a rule or basis of comparison in measuring or judging capacity, quantity, content, extent, value, quality, etc.
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Placed before or in front.
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Comparative form of early: more early
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(Informal) Premature; occurring too soon.
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Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
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Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
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The definition of former is something that happened in the past or a previously held role.
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(Grammar) Of, relating to, or being a verb tense or form used to express an action or condition prior to the time it is expressed.
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Someone or something identical with another:
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Going before
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An interval separating two points of this quantity; a duration.
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(Idiomatic) An example that illustrates a point.
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Law or system of laws established based on judicial precedent rather than on statutory laws created by legislation.
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The law of a country or state based on custom, usage, and the decisions and opinions of law courts: it is now largely codified by legislative definition
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Find another word for precedent. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for precedent, like: antecedent, exemplar, criterion, model, decision, authoritative example, pattern, example, custom, guideline and instance.