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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


binding precedent

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Binding precedent — In law, a binding precedent (also mandatory precedent or binding authority) is a precedent which must be followed by all lower courts under common law legal systems. In English law it is usually created by the decision of a higher court, such as… …   Wikipedia

  • binding precedent — legal decision on a case which must be followed in similar future cases (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Precedent — In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a legal case establishing a principle or rule that a court or other judicial body adopts when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts. DescriptionThe precedent on an issue is …   Wikipedia

  • precedent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bad, dangerous, terrible, unfortunate ▪ good, important, strong ▪ There is a strong precedent for such a strategy …   Collocations dictionary

  • precedent — noun prɛsɪd(ə)nt an earlier event or action serving as an example or guide. ↘Law a previous case or legal decision that may be or (binding precedent) must be followed in subsequent similar cases. adjective prɪ si:d(ə)nt, prɛsɪ preceding in time,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • precedent — pre·ce·dent 1 /pri sēd ənt, pre səd / adj [Middle French, from Latin praecedent praecedens, present participle of praecedere to go ahead of, come before]: prior in time, order, arrangement, or significance see also condition precedent at… …   Law dictionary

  • binding — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB ▪ absolutely ▪ legally, morally PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • binding authority — Sources of law that must be taken into account by a judge in deciding a case; for example, statutes or decisions by a higher court of the same state on point. See precedent …   Black's law dictionary

  • binding authority — Sources of law that must be taken into account by a judge in deciding a case; for example, statutes or decisions by a higher court of the same state on point. See precedent …   Black's law dictionary

  • Persuasive precedent — (also persuasive authority) is precedent or other legal writing that is related to the case at hand but is not a binding precedent on the court under common law legal systems such as English law. However, persuasive authority may guide the judge… …   Wikipedia

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