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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. precedent: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  2. precedent: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. precedent: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. precedent: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. precedent: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. precedent: Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, 11th Edition [home, info]
  7. Precedent, precedent: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. precedent: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. Precedent: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. precedent: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. precedent: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  12. precedent: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  13. precedent: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  14. precedent: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  15. precedent (n.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  16. precedent: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  17. precedent: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  18. Precedent (law), Precedent: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Precedent: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. precedent: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. precedent: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. precedent, precedent (het): AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. precedent: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. precedent: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. precedent: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. precedent: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. precedent: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. precedent: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. precedent: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (12 matching dictionaries)
  1. precedent: Webster's New World Law Dictionary [home, info]
  2. Precedent: Duhaime's Canadian law dictionary [home, info]
  3. precedent: Law.com Dictionary [home, info]
  4. precedent: Everybody's Legal Dictionary [home, info]
  5. PRECEDENT: DS Dictionary [home, info]
  6. Precedent: THE 'LECTRIC LAW LIBRARY'S REFERENCE ROOM [home, info]
  7. precedent: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  8. precedent: Nelson Political Science Glossary [home, info]
  9. Precedent: International Law Dictionary [home, info]
  10. precedent: Legal dictionary [home, info]
  11. Precedent: Glossary of Labor & Legal Terminology [home, info]
  12. precedent: BusinessDictionary.com [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. precedent: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. precedent: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. precedent: Political [home, info]
  2. precedent: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Precedent: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (precedent)

noun:  an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
noun:  a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
noun:  (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
noun:  a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
adjective:  preceding in time, order, or significance

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Phrases that include precedent:   without precedent, precedent shattering

Words similar to precedent:   case in point, case law, common law, more...


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