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Precedent 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 3

Precedent 1100 Words You Need

Precedent 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 3 with authentic materials, illustrated flashcards and text-to-speech for IELTS, GRE & TOEFL

/ˈpres.ɪ.dənt/ (noun)

a model or example for later decisions or actions, established example or model, pattern, instance, guide, practice, standard, frame or reference

There are precedents for such executive determination in the cases of Napoleon and of the Boxer rebels. Such a disposition would avoid the inevitably misleading characteristics of the present proceedings, such as a charge presented in the form of an “indictment,” the participation of celebrated civil judges and the legal formalities of rulings on evidence and on law. It is these characteristics which may make the Nuremberg trial such a potential danger to law everywhere. Moreover, if it were generally felt that we ought not to take a man’s life without the form of a trial, then the executive determination could be limited to imprisonment. The example of Napoleon shows that our consciences would have no reason to be disturbed about the removal from society and the permanent detention of irresponsible men who are a threat to the peace of the world.

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/

Antonym: without precedent

Adjective: preceding, unprecedented

Adverb: precedingly

Verb: precede

Noun: precedence

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