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n. - Someone who acquires land by making a move designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

Usage examples (22)
  • Verb (used with object) : a political issue preempted by the opposition party. ,The special newscast preempted the usual television program
  • Verb (used without object) : an effort to preempt inflation
  • KING: Is the jail that he's in now any kind of a preemptor for it?
  • GRACE: No. KING: The question was, what is it like to be the preemptor of sending someone to the death penalty? for more
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