She was setting a precedent for the future.
Preventing violent crimes and crimes against the weak usually take precedent over fraud and economic crimes.
Whether or not the merger works better without Mr. Green, the method of his disposal is a dangerous precedent.
Appeal panels are not bound by precedent or by any notional percentage of appeals which they must uphold in parents' favor.
He set the precedent in the history of art.
Is there a precedent for situations such as this?
This follows the precedent set in the accession charter of Henry I.
His acquittal was to be deprecated as establishing a dangerous precedent in regard to outrages on the sovereign.
There was, indeed, no precedent for an undertaking of this kind under modern tactical conditions.
From 1821 to 1891 the payment of at least a poll-tax was a condition precedent to the exercise of the suffrage.
It would be a bad precedent and unworthy of the spirit of the age.
He took a prominent part in state affairs, and, contrary to precedent, was seven times elected commander of the army.
But ultimately, the results not being satisfactory, the precedent of Australia was followed, and by a law of 1860 domain lands were sold publicly at a fixed price.
This latter practice was in accordance with abundant precedent, but had become very infrequent, if not obsolete, for many years before the Reformation.
Yet no war had intervened; the industries of the land had flourished; the advance in accumulated wealth had been beyond all precedent; and immigration had increased.
For over 30 years, Compass Gallery has set a precedent of visiting all the Scottish shows.
Paul Tully, General Secretary of Spuc, said "This move represents a very worrying precedent."
That set the precedent for the rest of the exhibition.
Or astounding technological breakthroughs that have no precedent in reality.
One cause of this separation was the rigid adherence to precedent on the part of the common law courts.
This was the first time that the janissaries had invaded the palace: a precedent to be too often followed.
He shows that a certain accumulation of capital is a condition precedent of this division, and that the degree to which it can be carried is dependent on the extent of the market.
In 48 B.C. he was created dictator for the second time, probably with constituent powers and for an undefined period, according to the dangerous and unpopular precedent of Sulla.
As a general rule, it is a condition precedent to the exercise of these powers by a company that the capital of the undertaking should be fully subscribed.
The Law Reports is the most authoritative series for published reports of cases which constitute binding precedents in English law.
The policy thus initiated upon the precedent laid down by Otto the Great was a remedy for pressing evils.
This precedent has been treated as settling the practice of parliament.
A decision of a vote does not create a binding precedent that has to be followed in other similar cases.
It was the precedent in case law governing consent to treatment.
To assist in establishing the latter court a precedent of 1400 appears to have been deliberately forged.
Following the precedent of St. John's house, St. Thomas's had two sorts of trainees.
They set the precedent in international relations.
With the American precedent to inspire him, the emperor Nicolas II.