Precedent

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prec·e·dent

// (prs-dnt)n.

1.

a. An act or instance that may be used as an example in dealing with subsequent similar instances.
b. Law A judicial decision that may be used as a standard in subsequent similar cases: a landmark decision that set a legal precedent.

2. Convention or custom arising from long practice:

I would have thought that this would have been a good word.  Lately it has been used negatively around me.  I’m not a fan of this word lately.

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