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An earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
“If precedent holds, it won't be publishers of tax-help books alone who benefit.”
Going before another in time or order
“… behavior that may be explained by a precedent event in her troubled life.”
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