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Pronunciation: [pɹˈɛsɪdənts] (IPA)

Precedents refer to previous actions, events, or decisions that can serve as an example or guide for a similar situation in the future. Synonyms for precedents include patterns, models, precedencies, histories, antecedents, traditions, conventions, and past references. These synonyms highlight the idea that precedents are a valuable resource when making decisions about current situations, as they provide insight into what has worked well in the past. Following precedents can help to ensure that outcomes are consistent, fair, and just. At the same time, it is essential to acknowledge that times change, and this may require deviation from previous precedents to address new challenges and opportunities.

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Usage examples for Precedents

But whatever precedents may be found, our unfortunate ancestors had not yet the true modern novel.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"
Leslie Stephen
It would have required the brain of an Elizabeth to perceive that a king, by following such precedents, was courting disaster.
"Henrietta Maria"
Henrietta Haynes
As the inevitable day approached when, by the provisions of the Parliament Act, the Royal Assent to Home Rule must be given, the attitude of the Ulster leaders became more and more at variance with all loyal precedents.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry

Famous quotes with Precedents

  • We live in an era with no historical precedents. History is no longer useful as a tool in helping us understand current changes.
    Doug Coupland
  • To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
    Irving R. Kaufman
  • The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.
    Belva Lockwood
  • Historically courts in this country have been insulated. We do not look beyond our borders for precedents.
    Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Occasionally we have to interpret an international treaty - one, perhaps, affecting airlines and liability for injury to passengers or damage to goods. Then, of course, we have to look to the precedents of other member nations in resolving issues.
    Sandra Day O'Connor

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