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precedent
used in The Horse Whisperer

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)
  • He searched for an answer and found none, except that there was no precedent to judge it by.
    Thirty-one (38% in)
  • No, she said, she didn't want to sue and neither, despite poor precedent and all his eloquent listing of the risks, did she want a termination.
    Thirty-six (18% in)

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