Then, in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court upended two centuries of precedent.
There is precedent for these types of lawsuits, with mixed results for the plaintiffs.
We wanted it to be interactive, because the fans set that precedent in the way they supported the show in seasons past.
Ted Cruz advocated overturning nearly 100 years of Supreme Court precedent on Wednesday.
There is some precedent here—the states of Nebraska and Maine are already using this method.
It had been alleged that there was no precedent for relieving these people.
When you start thinking about it, I suppose we set some kind of precedent here.
To do this, I will avail myself of the precedent established for this case, by taking informal evidence upon it.
But let us bear in mind that Alexander did not lack a precedent for this particular act.
Once establish a precedent, and the girls would have more confidence, and be far more strenuous at their practices.
early 15c., "case which may be taken as a rule in similar cases," from Middle French precedent, noun use of an adjective, from Latin praecedentum (nominative praecedens), present participle of praecedere "go before" (see precede). Meaning "thing or person that goes before another" is attested from mid-15c. As an adjective in English from c.1400. As a verb meaning "to furnish with a precedent" from 1610s, now only in past participle precedented.
A previous ruling by a court that influences subsequent decisions in cases with similar issues.