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A binding precedent. The term literally means 'let the decision stand'. In legal systems that recognize stare decisis (such as English law), decisions made by a court become binding on other courts of similar or lesser stature when similar fact-patterns obtain. In effect, these decisions help develop the overall body of law in that system.