In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a legal case that
establishes a ... the law. The Latin term stare decisis is the doctrine of legal
Precedent. A court decision that is cited as an example or analogy to resolve
similar questions of law in later cases. The Anglo-American common-law tradition
A case or issue decided by a court that can be used to help answer future legal
questions.See stare decisis.
Definition of precedent: Common-law doctrine under which past decisions of a
court are cited as an authority to decide a substantially similar current case.
These opinions form the principles that a court will normally consider when
interpreting the law. This is called "legal precedent" and is central to legal
The term common law can refer to two things. The common law is the body of law
formed through court decisions, as opposed to law formed through statutes or ...
There are three types of Precedent, Original, Binding and Persuasive. Precedent
can be used instead of statutory law in civil cases, Precedent is known as a ...
The doctrine of judicial precedent is based on stare decisis. That is the standing
by of previous decisions. Once a point of law has been decided in a particular ...
giving particular attention to the significance of precedent in constitutional matters
. It is hoped that this ... into a national legal system, with precedent at its heart. 2.
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