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precedent -- as in: sets a precedent
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Henry VIII
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  • Have you a precedent Of this commission?
  • Your Grace has given a precedent of wisdom Above all princes, in committing freely Your scruple to the voice of Christendom.

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  • Precedent set by the Supreme Court must be followed by all lower courts.
  • It could happen—possibly, unlikely, but there is precedent—that the river might sweep my body all the way to the ocean.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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