Competent, or/and having complied with the specified requirements or precedent conditions.
An earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances. “There are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training”.
Synonyms: model, exemplar, example, pattern, previous case, prior case, or as a lead or guide.
An action, situation or decision that has already happened and can be used as a reason.
If there is a precedent for an action or event, it has happened before, and this can be as a sample guide or pattern in future similar (analogous) to a case.