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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A prior appropriation of something; The right to purchase something in advance of others; The right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property);

Usage examples (33)
  • Truly effective pre-emption is rarely appreciated.
  • Both claimed the pre-emption under the act of 21st
  • We need pre-emption, but of individuals more than of states.
  • Self-defense cannot cover wars of aggression (or pre-emption). for more
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