Definition of Prec
an earlier event or action that is regarded as an ex
Examples of Precedent in a sen
1. The judges had no precedent to review before making their decision on the controversial case.
2. When the court voted in favor of same-sex marriage, it had no idea of the precedent it was setting for future generations.
3. The committee will search for a precedent to help it determine the next course of action.
4. Without a game precedent to consider, the referee did not know what steps to take after the incident.
5. Since there is no precedent upon which to base a decision, the school board must decide on its own how to handle the urgent need to close six schools.
6. Because the judge was concerned about setting a negative precedent, he took his time settling upon a verdict in the civil case.
7. The cable company’s choice to go green with all its billing statements has become a precedent which most of its competitors are now following.
8. When the local radio station set the precedent of not playing any music containing profanity, other stations within the state began to set similar requirements for their playlists.
9. By examining the precedent set in the 1971 case of Peterson vs. Henderson, the court can determine the validity of the evidence in this particular matter.
10. The court’s decision on online taxation sets a much-needed precedent in the relatively new area of ecommerce.
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