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Related / Similar Words: case in point, case law, common law

 

Definition:
  • an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time;
  • (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions;
  • a subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time);
  • a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws; "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States";
  • preceding in time, order, or significance;

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    Derivational Morphology: predate, precede, forego, antecede, antedate

     

     
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