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precedent

adjective

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going before another in time or order
  • behavior that may be explained by a precedent event in her troubled life

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The first known use of precedent was in the 15th century

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“Precedent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/precedent. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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