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precedent -- as in: sets a precedent
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • They embrac’d the motion; but, as it was the first fast ever thought of in the province, the secretary had no precedent from which to draw the proclamation.

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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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