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precedent
(adj)
PRESS-ǝ-dǝnt
Meaning

preceding in time; earlier; prior

1st Sample Sentence

This film represents a major departure in every way from the director's precedent ones.

Root

prae (before)#cedere (go) (Latin)

Mnemonics

precedent = PRECEDE + eveNT. an event that preceds (comes before) precedent == pre (before)+ cedent (incedent), an incident happened before which will decide the following incedent.

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precedent
(n)
PRESS-ǝ-dǝnt
Meaning

an earlier occurrence of something

1st Sample Sentence

Such a horrible murder was without precedent in their small town.

Root

prae (before)#cedere (go) (Latin)

Mnemonics

precedent = PRECEDE + eveNT. an event that preceds (comes before) precedent == pre (before)+ cedent (incedent), an incident happened before which will decide the following incedent.

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