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Etymology: L, praecedere, to go before
a previously adjudged decision that serves as an authority in a similar case.


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(pre′sĕ-dĕnt) [L. praecedere, to go before, precede]
In law, an action, ruling, or verdict that may be used as an example to be followed in the future.

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One such theoretical framework is the PRECEDE (Predisposing, Reinforcing, and Enabling Constructs in Educational/Environmental Diagnosis and Evaluation) model.
The PRECEDE framework focuses on outputs rather than inputs.
A member of a group for less than half the number of days of the tax year that precede December 31, even if it is a member on December 31; 2.
In studies of past foreshocks, seismologists have not succeeded in detecting any discriminating characteristic that could serve as the basis for identifying which jolt precedes a larger quake.
His scientific canvas is streaked with data from several experiments demonstrating, he says, that a specific pattern of electrical activity in the brain precedes not only simple voluntary actions such as flexing a finger or wrist but also the awareness of intending to move.
By tradition, Selichot services are held close to midnight on the Saturday that precedes Rosh Hashanah.
On the other hand, the opinion's conclusion that the three-year look-back period applies even when the claim precedes the return is contrary to precedent; see Allen, 99 TC 475 (1992), aff'd by unpublished opinion, 23 F3d 406 (6th Cir.
In the world of human experience, we see that data precedes matter.
It's a meaningful and moving service,'' said Rabbi Arnold Stiebel, who will lead the service and the program that precedes it.