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precedent
n. a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
common law, case law, precedent
n. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
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precedent
adj. preceding in time, order, or significance
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pattern, shape, form
n. a perceptual structure; "the composition presents problems for students of musical form"; "a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them"
example, model
n. a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
antecedent
adj. preceding in time or order
previous, late, former
adj. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
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above
adj. appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"
above-named, above-mentioned
adj. mentioned or named earlier in the same text
foregoing
adj. especially of writing or speech; going before
prefatorial, prefatory, introductory
adj. serving as an introduction or preface
pre
adj. (prefix) coming before or being preliminary or preparatory: "prehistoric"; "premedical"; "prepaid"
premedical
adj. preceding and preparing for the study of medicine; "premedical courses"
propaedeutic, preparative, preparatory
adj. preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"
previous, old
adj. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
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precedent
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