- I worry about giving into her demands because it then sets a precedent.
- The court's decision has set a legal precedent.
- This decision set an important legal precedent for other countries.
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(Definition of “precedent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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