Antonym: following. Similar words: unprecedented, precede, antecedent, recede, secede, recent, recently, president. Meaning: ['presɪdənt] n. 1. an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time 2. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions 3. a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws 4. a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time). adj. preceding in time, order, or significance.
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1. The judgment set a new precedent.
2. This case could serve as a precedent for others against the tobacco companies.
3. The judgment on pension rights has established/set a precedent.
4. The court's decision has set a legal precedent.
5. They were determined to break from precedent.
6. The ruling set a precedent for future libel cases.
7. There is no precedent for such an action.
8. Such protests are without precedent in recent history.
9. He erected a new doctrine of precedent.
10. I am unwilling to set a precedent.
11. An epidemic on this scale is without precedent.
12. The trial could set an important precedent for dealing with large numbers of similar cases.
13. Is there a precedent for what you want me to do?
14. Would it be breaking with precedent for the bride to make a speech?
15. An east London school has set a precedent by fining pupils who break the rules.
16. There's not much precedent for men taking leave when their baby is born.
17. The achievements of this period were without precedent in history.
18. This lowering of standards sets a dangerous precedent for future developments.
19. There is no precedent for a disaster of this scale.
20. Precedent 2 reflects this position,(sentencedict.com/precedent.html) as discussed above.
21. Decisions and actions are bound by precedent. 3.
22. In doing so he departed from the precedent set by many of the best known formula constructors, including Flesch and Dale.
23. UN involvement in the country's affairs would set a dangerous precedent.
24. Legal experts said her case would not set a precedent because it was an out-of-court settlement.
25. The outcome of the case will set a legal precedent .
26. Imposing a lenient sentence for such a serious crime sets a dangerous precedent.
27. Some politicians fear that agreeing to the concession would set a dangerous precedent.
28. Principles and rules have petrified with the accumulated weight of precedent.
29. They're keenly aware that whatever they decide will set a precedent.
30. School officials say releasing those kinds of notes would set a bad precedent and inhibit communication among teachers and administrators.
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