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precedent
used in Henry VIII

2 uses
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Definition
an example from a prior time — typically used to justify similar occurrences at a later time (especially a judicial decision)
  • Have you a precedent Of this commission?
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The same. The council-chamber (44% in)
  • Your Grace has given a precedent of wisdom Above all princes, in committing freely Your scruple to the voice of Christendom.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — An ante-chamber in the palace (61% in)

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