Definition of 'precedent'
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Such a precedent created a vacuum of uncertainty, which could not be permitted. GYPSY MASALA (2004)And unless we lay down some sort of precedent none of our guests will ever leave again. TEN STEPS TO HAPPINESS (2004)
Second, it's bad precedent letting a foreign navy sink one of our ships, even a rogue. DESTROY THE KENTUCKY (2004)
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Translations for 'precedent'
British English: precedent NOUN
If there is a precedent for an action or event, it has happened before, and this can be regarded as an argument for doing it again.
The trial could set an important precedent for dealing with similar cases.
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