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precedent
used in Do You Speak American?

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an example from a prior time — typically used to justify similar occurrences at a later time (especially a judicial decision)
  • It's also an important part of our common citizenship; the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the judicial precedents, all these are in English.
    five — Hispanic Immigration: Reconquest or Assimilation? (41% in)

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