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precedent
used in Of Human Bondage

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an example from a prior time — typically used to justify similar occurrences at a later time (especially a judicial decision)
  • His own mind was divided, for a younger brother of his had been sent to Germany when he failed in some examination, thus creating a precedent but since he had there died of typhoid it was impossible to look upon the experiment as other than dangerous.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (16% in)

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