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Word: precedent

Definition: something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented


Sentences Containing 'precedent'

37), the latter setting a precedent for Brahms' third Piano Quintet, Grieg's Piano Concerto and Rachmaninoff's second Piano Concerto.
A dissenting opinion does not create binding precedent nor does it become a part of case law.
A further important precedent for the political component was the works of Francisco Goya, particularly his "The Disasters of War" series of 1810–12, and his 1814 masterpiece "The Third of May 1808".
According to Crews, the seduction theory that Freud abandoned in the late 1890s acted as a precedent and contributing factor to the wave of false allegations of childhood sexual abuse in the 1980s and 1990s.
Although neither "Javan" nor "Urien" are previously-established royal names within Javan's family history, the name "Jashan" does have precedent.
Avalos said that removing Mirkarimi would be "a dangerous precedent to set and a slippery slope to open up as a political tool."
But Brennan and the majority disagreed, concluding that Court precedent clearly establishes that this kind of lawful activity is protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
By the precedent set by Betty Boothroyd, a female Speaker of the House of Commons is "Madam Speaker".
Cantonalism was predominantly a phenomenon of the petty bourgeoisie, but also had a great influence on the nascent labor movement, and constituted a precedent for anarchism in Spain.
Citing Article I of the U.S. Constitution, he set a precedent used in the 1960s to validate the expansion of federal control over the election process.
Currently, no legal precedent exists regarding the matrix scheme in the US.
Demjanjuk's conviction was invalidated upon his death because the German Appelate Court had not tried the appeal, nor ruled on the validity of the legal precedent.
Due to lack of precedent, this outcome was reached while deciding how to handle copyright of computer programs.
First, when we analyze our thoughts or ideas, however compounded or sublime, we always find that they resolve themselves into such simple ideas as were copied from a precedent feeling or sentiment.
Government legal experts had cautioned that such an apology would set a bad precedent and could spark litigation.
He entered into the Italian policies of Conrad and the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos, setting a Ghibelline precedent for his successors, and with his sons became involved in the Crusades.
He feared that, no matter which party prevailed in the open cabildo, it would take revenge against the other, the Mutiny of Álzaga being a recent precedent.
He was sued in the federal civil court of Miami, Florida in the United States in two precedent-setting cases.
Here are the names of the Owatapa in order of Precedent.
His interference, in that particular instance, might have been an excellent thing, but to permit it would have been to establish a most pernicious precedent.
His opinions are distinguished by their attention to the importance of precedent.
His painting had an enormous political impact during the time of the revolution in France, and it served as an important precedent for Géricault's decision to also paint a current event.
If true, perhaps they were thinking about the precedent of Walt Ehnart, the former President of the ABA and by then the Vice President of the USBA that they could have turned Mennenga.
Impact. The Occupation of Alcatraz had a direct effect on federal Indian policy and, with its visible results, established a precedent for Indian activism.
In "American Potash Chemical Corp.", the Board overturned 15 years of precedent and permitted craft bargaining units to be carved out of industrial bargaining units if the workers voted for this outcome.
In comparison, a condition subsequent brings a duty to an end whereas a condition precedent initiates a duty.
In doubtful cases such courts, from their anxiety to avoid blame, would naturally endeavour to shelter themselves under the example or precedent of the judges who had sat before them, either in the same or in some other court.
Initially it was held (under the precedent of "T v North Yorkshire CC") that such acts could not have been in the course of his employment.
It is also the first sacrifice to the gods, and sets the precedent for man establishing or renewing a covenant with sacrifice.
It set the first precedent for Georgian participation in international peacekeeping operations.
Moreover, he says frankly that the team is one of the best that Princeton has ever had, which is another violation of precedent."
Mundt's extended absence from office could have provided a critical precedent if Senator Johnson had required a prolonged convalescence.
precedent above with glue; first there was impregnation with an adhesive and some years later, lining.
Rita Fan attacked the term saying it would set a dangerous precedent by misleading the public over the purpose of the by-elections.
She voted against a high-rise condominium project at Kingsway-on-the-Park, arguing that it set a "dangerous precedent" for the city.
Since there was no precedent for such an enormous Cape gauge tank locomotive, the design was the subject of some severe criticism and various objections were put forward against its introduction.
Such determinations rest upon precedent, and the facts of each individual case.
The California Supreme Court opined: The "Koire" precedent has not been extended to strike down Mother's Day promotions.
The precedent in classical literature was the symposium, such as the "Table Talk" of Plutarch, though this was a supposed memoir of an occasion, rather than a person.
The procedure required today as a matter of constitutional law finds no precedent in our legal system.
They sound kind of like Pokémon names (e.g. Arbok, Charmander, Zubat), but there's no precedent there, either."
This precedent was followed until 1812, after which the Installation was also dispensed with, until its revival in the twentieth century.
This set the precedent for all future violators, and for upstream violators (or violations from outside the SMR boundaries) as well as a precedent set for too much chlorine in the discharge.
This was a District level ruling and, while setting a persuasive precedent, it was only a binding precedent in the relevant district. It was not until "Edwards v. Aguillard" (1987), a similar case in Louisiana, was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court that creation science was ruled unconstitutional at the federal level, which resulted in its removal from public school science classes nationwide.
This was not without precedent, as Ablett walked away from his TAC Cup team in 2003, but was eventually convinced to return to top level competition.
Though it might seem as if the Bible translation set a very powerful precedent for orthographic standards, spelling actually became more inconsistent during the remainder of the century.
To create a compeer in empire, as he did with Verus, was a dangerous innovation which could only succeed if one of the two effaced himself; and under Diocletian this very precedent caused the Roman Empire to split into halves.
Unable to see the rising power of the British, the Peshwa set a precedent by seeking their help to solve internal Maratha conflicts.
We believe that we have a scriptural precedent for withholding the priesthood from the negro.
“I say he’s guilty, but it’s not a final verdict.’’ Demjanjuk's interim conviction had the potential to set a new legal precedent in Germany, opening the possibility of hundreds of new investigations.

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