precedented

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

precedented (comparative more precedented, superlative most precedented)

  1. (rare, chiefly law) Having a precedent; not novel
    • 1905, George Pierce Baker & Henry Barrett Huntington, The Principles of Argumentation[1], page 660:
      We have a right to take any method that is legal and is precedented.

Verb[edit]

precedented

  1. (rare) simple past tense and past participle of precedent
    • 2005, America The Book, “So You Want To Be A Precedent”, in [2], page 92:
      "Is 'precedented' even a word?" you may ask. Well, it is now, Noah-fucking-Webster. I just precedented it.

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