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Meaning of word precedent from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

precedent   adjective

Meaning : Preceding in time, order, or significance.

precedent   noun

Meaning : An example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time.

Synonyms : case in point

Meaning : (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.

Synonyms : case law, common law

Meaning : A system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws.

Example : Common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States.

Synonyms : case law, common law

Meaning : A subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time).


Precedent ka meaning, vilom shabd, paryayvachi aur samanarthi shabd in Hindi. Precedent ka matlab kya hota hai?