One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Provided with or having a precedent; in accordance with or warranted by precedent; paralleled or supported by a similar previous case.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Walter Blith (bap. 1605, d. 1654), writer on husbandry. Partly from precedent + -ed, and partly from precedent + -ed.
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