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precedent
used in The Lords of Discipline

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)
  • If we allow a private to influence the thinking of the recruits, then a precedent has been set.
    Chapter 1.5 (59% in)
  • "I do not mean to belabor this point of language, your honor," I continued, "but I would like to cite a precedent case for the benefit of the court.
    Chapter 4.41 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "precedent" in The Lords of Discipline.

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