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synonyms for precedent

  • criterion
  • antecedent
  • authority
  • exemplar
  • instance
  • model
  • paradigm
See also synonyms for: precedents
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The effort is meant to set a legal precedent for mining on the lunar surface that would allow NASA to one day collect ice, helium or other materials useful to colonies on the moon and, eventually, Mars.
NASA WANTS TO BUY MOON ROCKS FROM ANYONE WHO CAN FUND THEIR OWN SPACE TRIPVERNE KOPYTOFFSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
In the judicial branch, legal precedent still protects officers from the consequences of deadly force with qualified immunity.
KENOSHA’S LOOTING IS A SYMPTOM OF A DECREPIT DEMOCRACYAARON ROSS COLEMANSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
Some of the other ones, it’s just interesting, the nuance that the court has taken in terms of judicial precedent that they follow.
FULL TRANSCRIPT: SEAN SPICER ON ‘THE CARLOS WATSON SHOW’DANIEL MALLOYAUGUST 26, 2020OZY
There is precedent for previous records being dismissed once disproven.
DEATH VALLEY HITS 130° F, THE HOTTEST RECORDED TEMPERATURE ON EARTH SINCE 1931CAROLYN GRAMLINGAUGUST 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
“While similar to AB 1460, the new CSU policy avoids setting a precedent for future curriculum decisions to be determined by the legislature,” he wrote in an email.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: ETHNIC STUDIES DISPUTE PITS CSU AGAINST LAWMAKERSSARA LIBBY AND MAYA SRIKRISHNANJULY 24, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Roberts has long been perceived as a conservative, both ideologically and temperamentally — a justice who would prefer to gradually chip away at liberal precedents rather than dispatching them with one swift blow.
ROBERTS IS THE NEW SWING JUSTICE. THAT DOESN’T MEAN HE’S BECOMING MORE LIBERAL.AMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUXJULY 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The council, however, resolved not to indulge the king, for fear of a dangerous precedent.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The Pope replied that reconciliation with the Church was an indispensable condition precedent.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Prothero's case defied all rule and precedent, and Brodrick was not prepared with a judgment of his own.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
So dangerous a precedent being once admitted, it became necessary to resort to still other expedients.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO PRECEDENT

  • advanced
  • advancing
  • along
  • ante
  • antecedently
  • at an advantage
  • at the head
  • before
  • beforehand
  • earlier
  • first
  • fore
  • foremost
  • forward
  • in the foreground
  • in the lead
  • leading
  • on
  • onward
  • onwards
  • precedent
  • precedently
  • preceding
  • previous
  • progressing
  • to the fore
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