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precedent
used in Anna Karenina

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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)
  • And therefore, guided by precedents, I must inform you that in practice cases of divorce may all be reduced to the following— there's no physical defect, I may assume, nor desertion?
    Part Four (18% in)

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