Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun precedent

4 senses of precedent

Sense 1
precedent, case in point -- (an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time)
       => example, illustration, instance, representative -- (an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10")

Sense 2
case law, precedent, common law -- ((civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions)
       => civil law -- (the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation)

Sense 3
common law, case law, precedent -- (a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States")
       => law, jurisprudence -- (the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order")

Sense 4
precedent -- (a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time))
       => subject, topic, theme -- (the subject matter of a conversation or discussion; "he didn't want to discuss that subject"; "it was a very sensitive topic"; "his letters were always on the theme of love")

Antonyms of adj precedent

1 sense of precedent

Sense 1
precedent -- (preceding in time, order, or significance)

INDIRECT (VIA preceding) -> succeeding -- (coming after or following)

Similarity of adj precedent

1 sense of precedent

Sense 1
precedent -- (preceding in time, order, or significance)
       => preceding (prenominal) (vs. succeeding) -- (existing or coming before)

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