break with precedent

break with precedent
break with precedent depart from precedent phrase
to change the way in which things have traditionally been done

The club has broken with precedent and elected a female president.

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  • break with precedent — or depart from precedent to change the way in which things have traditionally been done The club has broken with precedent and elected a female president …   English dictionary

  • precedent — pre|ce|dent [ˈpresıdənt] n 1.) an action or official decision that can be used to give support to later actions or decisions ▪ a legal precedent set/create a precedent ▪ UN involvement in the country s affairs would set a dangerous precedent.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • precedent — prec|e|dent [ presıdənt ] noun * 1. ) count or uncount an action or event in the past that is used as an example or reason for a present action or event: precedent for: There are good precedents for this sort of cooperation between organizations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • precedent */ — UK [ˈpresɪdənt] / US noun Word forms precedent : singular precedent plural precedents 1) [countable/uncountable] an action or event in the past that is used as an example or reason for a present action or event precedent for: There are good… …   English dictionary

  • precedent — noun 1 (C) an action or official decision which can be used to give legal support to later actions or decisions: set/create a precedent: The invasion of Panama set a dangerous precedent. 2 (C, U) something of the same type that has happened or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • precedent — prec•e•dent n. [[t]ˈprɛs ɪ dənt[/t]] adj. [[t]prɪˈsid nt, ˈprɛs ɪ dənt[/t]] n. 1) an act or instance that may serve as an example or justification for subsequent situations 2) law a legal decision serving as an authoritative rule or pattern in… …   From formal English to slang

  • break — [[t]bre͟ɪk[/t]] ♦ breaks, breaking, broke, broken 1) V ERG When an object breaks or when you break it, it suddenly separates into two or more pieces, often because it has been hit or dropped. [V n] He fell through the window, breaking the glass …   English dictionary

  • break — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 short rest; short holiday/vacation ADJECTIVE ▪ little, quick, short ▪ coffee, dinner (esp. BrE), lunch, tea (BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • depart from precedent — break with precedent or depart from precedent to change the way in which things have traditionally been done The club has broken with precedent and elected a female president …   English dictionary

  • Break The Ice — Single par Britney Spears extrait de l’album Blackout Face B Everybody Sortie 7 Avril 2008 …   Wikipédia en Français

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