Definition of Precedents

1. Noun. (plural of precedent) ¹



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Definition of Precedents

1. precedent [n] - See also: precedent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precedents

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precedaneous
precede
preceded
precedence
precedences
precedencies
precedency
precedent
precedented
precedentedly
precedential
precedentially
precedenting
precedently
precedents (current term)
precedes
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precedeth
preceding
preceding(a)
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precellence
precellency
precellent
precelling

Literary usage of Precedents

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1. The Nature and Sources of the Law by John Chipman Gray, Roland Gray (1921)
"precedents THE second source of the Law. that is. of the rules by which the courts govern their action, is to be found in precedents. ..."

2. Construction Construed, and Constitutions Vindicated by John Taylor (1820)
"This remark must either furnish the conclusion, that precedents may change the federal constitution, or it has no weight. As it was intended to have weight, ..."

3. A Historical Account of the Neutrality of Great Britain During the American by Mountague Bernard (1870)
"Earlier American precedents. In the course of the correspondence between the two Governments reference was frequently made to some passages in the earlier ..."

4. The Publications of the Selden Society by Selden Society (1891)
"... than with the jurisdictional aspects of manorial affairs, tracts setting forth the duties of bailiffs and reeves, and precedents for manorial accounts. ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1790)
"Original precedents in ... to doubt the authenticity of the precedents contained in this collection. To molt of them are annexed the names of the ..."

6. A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions: Comprising a by Henry John Stephen (1894)
"Pleadings should observe the known and ancient forms of expression,as contained in approved precedents. (6)1 Thus, so long ago as in the time of Bracton, ..."

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