Precedent

precedent definition

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precedent

pre·ce·dent
\pri-ˈsē-dənt, ˈpre-sə-dənt\
adjective

Definition:

1. a previous action or thing used as a guide for other actions or things

Example Sentences:

1. George washington, the first US president , set a precedent for other presidents after him.
2. behavior that may be explained by a precedent event in her troubled life

Synonyms:

criterion
antecedent

authority

Definition in Other Languages:

Chinese: 在前的; 优先的
Spanish: decisión judicial;
Arabic: الملاذ الأخير;
Hindi: मिसाल;
Russian: предшествующий;
French: precedent; précédent; précédent
German: Präzedenzfall; Präjudiz
Japanese: 前例
korean: 전례;

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