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precedent

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Definitions of precedent

a past decision in a legal case that may be or must be (=binding precedent) followed in future similar cases

She said the Family X case had helped set a precedent for the way children should be represented in court.

an earlier event, action, situation or decision used as a guide to be considered in similar circumstances

There is no precedent in international development for the challenge the world now faces in Africa.