precedence vs. precedents – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Precedence

Definition:

status established in order of importance or urgency

Examples:

...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals

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Precedents

Definition:

An example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

Examples:

the precedents allowed them to press charges

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