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Synonyms for precedent
ˈprɛs ɪ dənt; prɪˈsid nt, ˈprɛs ɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precedent, case in point(noun)

    an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

    Synonyms:
    case in point, common law, case law

    Antonyms:
    succeeding(a)

  2. case law, precedent, common law(noun)

    (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions

    Synonyms:
    case in point, common law, case law

    Antonyms:
    succeeding(a)

  3. common law, case law, precedent(noun)

    a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws

    "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"

    Synonyms:
    case in point, common law, case law

    Antonyms:
    succeeding(a)

  4. precedent(adj)

    a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)

    Synonyms:
    case in point, common law, case law

    Antonyms:
    succeeding(a)

  5. precedent(adj)

    preceding in time, order, or significance

    Antonyms:
    succeeding(a)

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precedent

    A precedent is an authoritative case, example, or instance. The communism of the early Christians in Jerusalem is a wonderful example or instance of Christian liberality, but not a precedent for the universal church through all time. Cases decided by irregular or unauthorized tribunals are not precedents for the regular administration of law. An obiter dictum is an opinion outside of the case in hand, which can not be quoted as an authoritative precedent. Compare CAUSE; EXAMPLE.

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, authority, case, example, instance, obiter dictum, pattern, warrant

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precedent

    Synonyms:
    anterior, prior, earlier

    Antonyms:
    subsequent, posterior, inter

  2. precedent(n)

    Synonyms:
    instance, example, authority, warrant, antecedent, pattern

    Antonyms:
    prohibition, diswarrant, disallowance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precedent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, PRECEDING

  2. precedent(n.)

    Synonyms:
    authoritative example

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    previous, preceding, prev, jurisprudence, foregoing, case-law

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How to use precedent in a sentence?

  1. Lee Saunders:

    The merits of the case, and 40 years of Supreme Court precedent and sound law, are on our side.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Under well-established precedent, there is no reason why the existing (healthcare) exchanges should be overturned through a court case, this should be an easy case. Frankly it probably shouldn't even have been taken up.

  3. Bill Johnson:

    We have a biblical precedent. Jesus raised the dead. Not only that he introduced himself as the resurrection and the life, were kind of in the middle of that journey right now.

  4. James Risch:

    Peace envoys are telling us they want deeper U.S. engagement in this situation, this resolution sends a terrible message of U.S. division and lack of resolve, and sets a bad precedent for using the War Powers Resolution to express political disagreements with a president.We should instead signal our resolve that the U.S. is committed to playing an important role in pushing for a sustainable political settlement in Yemen.

  5. Jeffrey Saut:

    Everyone is worried about the $1.2 trillion options expiration that takes place today and you're going to see some jimmying and jammying around that, but, the historical precedent of the December expiration is that it's usually pretty damn bullish.


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