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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or constituting a precedent.
  • adjective Having precedence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a precedent; suitable for imitation; followed as a precedent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the nature of a precedent; having force as an example for imitation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective law Having the force of precedent.

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

  • adjective having precedence (especially because of longer service)

Etymologies

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From precedent + -ial

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