Definitions

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  • adj. Having a precedent; not novel
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of precedent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a precedent; authorized or sanctioned by an example of a like kind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Authorized by precedent; in accordance with precedent or established custom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or supported or justified by a precedent

Etymologies

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c. 1650 precedent +‎ -ed, possibly a back-formation from unprecedented

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