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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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In addition, I have sustained a breathtaking number of leaks or grand jury proceedings and so I am right to answer all the questions about perjury but not to say things which will be forever in the historic annals of the United States because of this un precedented videotape that may be leaked at any time," he said.
Jonathan Riess's intention in this exhaustive iconographic and socio-historical study of Luca Signoralli's well-known fresco cycle in the Cathedral of Orvieto is to elucidate all possible interwoven levels of meaning behind a fresco whose subject was neither precedented nor repeated in monumental painting of the Italian Renaissance.
Moreover, that chapter lays out in religious terms the same set of concerns that the chapter on ethics lays out in secular terms: concerns about harms to children, families, and ultimately society, which might be caused by a technology that enabled us to exercise un precedented control over the shape of our offspring.
Disputes over several issues prevented the conference from adopting a final declaration, a precedented outcome.
Taylor will present discovery toxicology use-models for three current application areas: precedented targets, unprecedented targets, and GLP/non-GLP animal study optimization.
Brown has been with the bank for 29 years, the past 12 as CEO, He led the bank through a period of un precedented growth, when it roughly tripled in size and expanded into the Portland and Seattle markets.
The drop continues an un precedented slide in the top flight index this year amid a gloomy outlook for economies.
In July, 1995, immediately after the military installed him as caretaker prime minister, the former vice president of the World Bank, Moeen Queshi, initiated un precedented structural economic and political reforms, to the pleasant surprise and satisfaction of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
This rapid progress towards the clinic is further validation that Argenta's innovative 'fast forward' strategy for the rapid development of new respiratory medicines against well validated, precedented drug targets has achieved significant momentum.