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Spell Check of precedent

Correct spelling: precedent

Definition of precedent:

  1. preceding in time, order, or significance

Common misspellings for precedent:

  • precident (53%)
  • precendent (12%)
  • presedent (10%)
  • precedant (2%)
  • prescedent (2%)
  • prescident (2%)
  • precedented (2%)
  • precdent (2%)
  • presadent (2%)
  • precedential (2%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Examples of usage for precedent:

  1. A precedent is an authoritative case, example, or instance. The communism of the early Christians in Jerusalem is a wonderful example or instance of Christian liberality, but not a precedent for the universal church through all time. Cases decided by irregular or unauthorized tribunals are not precedents for the regular administration of law. An obiter dictum is an opinion outside of the case in hand, which can not be quoted as an authoritative precedent. Compare CAUSE; EXAMPLE.
  2. She had no precedent to guide her.
  3. There was no precedent to help.