Precedent: Definition, Law & Examples


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Legal precedent is best described as:

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1. Another phrase for legal precedent is known as:

2. One benefit of the use of legal precedent includes:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are designed to help you better understand what you know about legal precedent. A key topic covered in this quiz is the how using legal precedent benefits the court.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask questions on:

  • The definition of legal precedent
  • Other names for the concept
  • Examples of legal precedent

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define legal precedent
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding other names for legal precedent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of legal precedent

Additional Learning

Please read the lesson called Precedent: Definition, Law & Examples to meet these objectives in your learning:

  • Define legal precedent
  • Identify examples of legal precedent
  • Learn about how legal precedent is useful