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precedent

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

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precedent

(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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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period applies even when the claim precedes the return is contrary to precedent; see Allen, 99 TC 475 (1992), aff'd by unpublished opinion, 23 F3d 406 (6th Cir.