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Definition 1: a prior appropriation of something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where preemption or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests

Synonyms for preemption in the sense of this definition

(preemption is a kind of ...) a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner

"the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit" "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"

Definition 2: the right to purchase something in advance of others - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for preemption in the sense of this definition

(preemption is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

(... is a kind of preemption ) the right granting to shareholders the first opportunity to buy a new issue of stock; provides protection against dilution of the shareholder's ownership interest

(... is a kind of preemption ) the right of a shareholder in a company to subscribe to shares of a new issue of common stock before it is offered to the public

Definition 3: the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for preemption in the sense of this definition

(preemption is a kind of ...) a right based in law

Definition 4: the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for preemption in the sense of this definition

(preemption is a kind of ...) (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence

(preemption belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

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