CET6 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL
- precedent (n.)
- early 15c., "case which may be taken as a rule in similar cases," from Middle French precedent, noun use of an adjective, from Latin praecedentum (nominative praecedens), present participle of praecedere "go before" (see precede). Meaning "thing or person that goes before another" is attested from mid-15c. As an adjective in English from c. 1400. As a verb meaning "to furnish with a precedent" from 1610s, now only in past participle precedented.
- 1. They're keenly aware that whatever they decide will set a precedent.
- 2. Would it not set a precedent? Would it not open the floodgates?
- 3. They were determined to break from precedent.
- 4. The ruling set a precedent for future libel cases.
- 5. Is there a precedent for what you want me to do?
- 你要我做的事有前例可援 吗 ?
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