|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||law a judicial decision that serves as an authority for deciding a later case|
|2.||an example or instance used to justify later similar occurrences|
A previous ruling by a court that influences subsequent decisions in cases with similar issues.