Precedential Prec`e*den"tial, a. Of the nature of a precedent; having force as an example for imitation; as, precedential transactions. [1913 Webster]

All their actions in that time are not precedential to warrant posterity. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

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  • precedential — prec·e·den·tial /ˌpre sə den chəl/ adj: relating to, having the character of, or constituting precedent is of no precedential value has no precedential effect in this jurisdiction Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • precedential — [pres΄ə den′shəl] adj. 1. of, having the nature of, or serving as a precedent 2. having precedence; preliminary …   English World dictionary

  • precedential — adjective having precedence (especially because of longer service) precedential treatment for senior members of the firm • Similar to: ↑senior • Derivationally related forms: ↑precedence …   Useful english dictionary

  • precedential — /pres i den sheuhl/, adj. 1. of the nature of or constituting a precedent. 2. having precedence. [1635 45; PRECEDENT + IAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • precedential — adjective ˌprɛsəˈdɛntʃəl Having the force of precedent. Ant: nonprecedential …   Wiktionary

  • precedential — prec·e·den·tial …   English syllables

  • precedential — /prɛsəˈdɛnʃəl/ (say presuh denshuhl) adjective 1. of the nature of or constituting a precedent. 2. having precedence …   Australian English dictionary

  • non-precedential — /nɒn prɛsəˈdɛnʃəl/ (say non presuh denshuhl) adjective Law designated as not setting a precedent: a non precedential decision …   Australian English dictionary

  • Common law — For other uses, see Common law (disambiguation). Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Baker v. Nelson — Baker v. Nelson, 291 Minn. 310 (Minn. 1971), 409 U.S. 810 (1972), was a case in which the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Minnesota law limited marriage to opposite sex couples, and that this limitation did not violate the United States… …   Wikipedia

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