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set a precedent

to establish a pattern; to set a policy that must be followed in future cases. I'll do what you ask this time, but it doesn't set a precedent. We've already set a precedent in matters such as these.
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set a precedent

Establish a usage, tradition, or standard to be followed in the future. For example, He set a precedent by having the chaplain lead the academic procession. The word precedent here signifies a previous instance or legal decision upon which future instances are based, a usage dating from the early 1400s. In British and American law it more specifically refers to a legal decision that may be used as a standard in subsequent cases.
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If a decision's influence is measured by the number of times it appears in case law, copy-paste precedent can sometimes have even more influence than a circuit's precedential opinions on the same subject.
This Note does not attempt to articulate the specific criteria an originalist legislator (or judge, for that matter) should use in deciding whether to retain a particular precedent.
The Company considered 6 of the Conditions Precedent to be "key" Conditions Precedent and these are listed in Schedule 1 with progress to date.
some judges consider it their role to be faithful to precedent, while others would consider it their role not to be strictly bound by precedent.
Indeed, where parties are faced with precedent that appears unfavorable to their position, they are more likely to attempt to distinguish factually their case from the established precedent.
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In the 2008 case Aspen Insurance v Pectel Ltd the notification clause of a policy was adjudged to be a condition precedent by the application of a catch-all policy clause that stated: "The liability of underwriters shall be conditional on the assured paying in full the premium demanded and observing the terms and conditions of this insurance.
57) Benesh and Reddick examine lower court compliance with Supreme Court precedent when that precedent has been recently altered.
The chief executive of HSBC, Michael Geoghegan, said that the British government's bailout of the banking system had set a 'bad precedent.
Analysis of precedent citation is not widely used but offers insight into judicial decisionmaking and the materiality of the Court's rulings.
com, points out in his blog that there is precedent for this year's weather.
The Service, on the other hand, argued that the taxpayer's obligation was subject to a condition precedent and, thus, was not a loan.
The ruling flies in the face of long-standing precedent that bars public school officials from participating in religious activities with their students.