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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Of or relating to appropriation, seizure, or taking for oneself before others

Usage examples (33)
  • Many of them involved pre-trial maneuvering such as asking for additional "preemptory" challenges to potential jurors.
  • Shalman, the preemptory determinations are all yours.
  • "Don't say a word," interrupted Dave with a preemptory wave of his hand.
  • Didn't they have the preemptory questions and all that stuff they could do? for more
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