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  Definition of Preemption
  1. a prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
  2. the right to purchase something in advance of others
  3. the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
  4. the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
Similar Words: pre-emption

 

Hyponyms: preemptive right, subscription right

 

Derivational Morphology: preempt

 

 
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