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  1. Precedents

    In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a principle or rule established in a previous legal case that is either binding on or persuasive for a court or other tribunal when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts. The general principle in common law legal systems is that similar cases should be decided so as to give similar and predictable outcomes, and the principle of precedent is the mechanism by which that goal is attained. Black's Law Dictionary defines "precedent" as a "rule of law established for the first time by a court for a particular type of case and thereafter referred to in deciding similar cases." Common law precedent is a third kind of law, on equal footing with statutory law, and regulatory law. Stare decisis is a legal principle by which judges are obliged to respect the precedent established by prior decisions. The words originate from the phrasing of the principle in the Latin maxim Stare decisis et non quieta movere: "to stand by decisions and not disturb the undisturbed." In a legal context, this is understood to mean that courts should generally abide by precedent and not disturb settled matters.

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    The numerical value of precedents in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

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    The numerical value of precedents in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of precedents in a Sentence

  1. Tiziano Breda:

    What Nayib Bukele may not be considering is what these precedents imply in the medium/long term : more social turmoil, political instability, and international mistrust, if not isolation. Things El Salvador can hardly endure.

  2. Justice Samuel Alito:

    Given the way the confirmation process -- the interviews of senators that occur immediately upon the announcement of the nomination -- I think it would be very difficult for somebody who has not been dealing with the whole breadth of federal law that may come before the Supreme Court to be ready for those interviews, or at least to have thought about how you interpret the Constitution, how do you interpret the statutes, what do you think about precedents -- issues like that, you will be hit with all of that immediately once the nomination has been announced.

  3. Anthony Kennedy:

    Rejecting the physical presence rule is necessary to ensure that artificial competitive advantages are not created by this court's precedents.

  4. Clarence Thomas:

    Under our precedents, that is all that is needed for citizens to have a right under the Second Amendment to keep such weapons.

  5. Rebecca Aloisi:

    We have seen growing interest in our country's founding and other topics related to the government and the precedents that George Washington set, we hope that people will come to Mount Vernon in person or explore our website to learn more and find some inspiration.

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