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Use "precedents" in a sentence
"Corporations; (_c_) in regard to the words, "in accordance with settled principles and precedents," which appeared in Sub-clause (No. 8) (Legislature to make no law "Whereby any person may be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law  _in accordance with settled principles and precedents_," etc.)."
"■ 'Thefe then are what I call precedents without autho - 1 rity, but upholding error: for diftinguifhing, as muil: be done, between right and power."
"The same goals and choice of means fit the mandate snugly within precedents broadly defining Congress ‟ authority to tax and spend. (via Ezra Klein) * Why so many colleges (including Duke!) are teaching The Wire."