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. An act or instance that may be used as an example in dealing with subsequent
similar instances. b. Law A judicial decision that is binding on other equal or ...
PRECEDENT. Legal principle, created by a court decision, which provides an
example or authority for judges deciding similar issues later. Generally, decisions
Precedent. In the modern legal system, the term precedent refers to a rule, or
principle of law, that has been established by a previous ruling by a court of
Jun 9, 2015 ... In the US legal system, judicial decisions create legal precedents that guide
judges in deciding similar future cases. The decisions of the ...
PRECEDENT AND LEGAL AUTHORITY: A CRITICAL. HISTORY. In this Article,
Professor Charles Collier traces out a general theory of prece- dential authority ...
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.
A common law system is the system of jurisprudence that is based on the
doctrine of judicial precedent, the principle under which the lower courts must
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.