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  • set a precedent — set an example, set a general rule …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precedent — pre‧ce‧dent [ˈpresdnt] noun [countable] LAW an official action or decision which can be used later to support another legal decision: • The injunction on imports could set a precedent for other patent infringement cases. • Solicitors are aiming …   Financial and business terms

  • set — 1 /set/ verb past tense and past participle set PUT DOWN 1 PUT (transitive always + adv/prep) to carefully put something down somewhere, especially something that is difficult to carry: set sth down/on etc: She set the tray down on a table next… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • precedent — n. 1) to create, establish, set a precedent 2) to cite a precedent 3) to break (a) precedent 4) a precedent for * * * [ presɪd(ə)nt] establish set a precedent a precedent for to break (a) precedent to cite a precedent to create …   Combinatory dictionary

  • set — set1 [ set ] (past tense and past participle set) verb *** ▸ 1 put someone/something somewhere ▸ 2 make something happen ▸ 3 make equipment ready ▸ 4 decide time/place/value ▸ 5 establish way to do something ▸ 6 do something that influences ▸ 7… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • set — I [[t]se̱t[/t]] NOUN USES ♦ sets 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A set of things is a number of things that belong together or that are thought of as a group. There must be one set of laws for the whole of the country... I might need a spare set of… …   English dictionary

  • precedent — I. /ˈprisədənt / (say preesuhduhnt), /ˈprɛ / (say pre ) noun 1. a preceding instance or case which may serve as an example for or a justification in subsequent cases. 2. Law a legal decision or form of proceeding serving as an authoritative rule… …   Australian English dictionary

  • precedent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bad, dangerous, terrible, unfortunate ▪ good, important, strong ▪ There is a strong precedent for such a strategy …   Collocations dictionary

  • Precedent — In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a legal case establishing a principle or rule that a court or other judicial body adopts when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts. DescriptionThe precedent on an issue is …   Wikipedia

  • precedent — pre|ce|dent [ˈpresıdənt] n 1.) an action or official decision that can be used to give support to later actions or decisions ▪ a legal precedent set/create a precedent ▪ UN involvement in the country s affairs would set a dangerous precedent.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • precedent — noun 1 (C) an action or official decision which can be used to give legal support to later actions or decisions: set/create a precedent: The invasion of Panama set a dangerous precedent. 2 (C, U) something of the same type that has happened or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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