Definition of Pre-emption

1. Noun. The judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject.

Exact synonyms: Preemption
Generic synonyms: Judicial Doctrine, Judicial Principle, Legal Principle
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



2. Noun. The right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property).
Exact synonyms: Preemption
Generic synonyms: Legal Right

3. Noun. The right to purchase something in advance of others.
Exact synonyms: Preemption
Generic synonyms: Right
Specialized synonyms: Preemptive Right, Subscription Right
Derivative terms: Preempt

4. Noun. A prior appropriation of something. "The preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
Exact synonyms: Preemption
Generic synonyms: Appropriation
Derivative terms: Preempt

Definition of Pre-emption

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of preemption) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pre-emption

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pre-distressed
pre-dreadnought
pre-echo
pre-echoes
pre-eclampsia
pre-embryo
pre-eminence
pre-eminent
pre-eminently
pre-empt
pre-empted
pre-empting
pre-emption (current term)
pre-emptions
pre-emptive
pre-emptive strike
pre-emptively
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pre-excellency
pre-exilic
pre-exist
pre-existed
pre-existent
pre-existing
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pre-exponent

Literary usage of Pre-emption

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"Contests between pre-emption claimants—decision of special tribunal, when conclusive— power of courts of equity—land affine decision, ..."

2. Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"Ii: LANDS—THEIR PROPER DISPOSITION —GRADUATED PRICES -pre-emption EIGHTS— ... The pre-emption system was established, though at first the pre-emption ..."

3. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1860)
"General Prospective pre-emption Law. pressed them—he had placed himself at the head of the list of the friends of the graduation and pre-emption policy, ..."

4. Outlines of International Law by Charles H. Stockton (1914)
"pre-emption.—The question of pre-emption is not dealt with by the ... By pre-emption we mean the forcible purchase of contraband articles by paying a price ..."

5. Outlines of International Law by Charles H. Stockton (1914)
"pre-emption.—The question of pre-emption is not dealt with by the ... By pre-emption we mean the forcible purchase of contraband articles by paying a price ..."

6. Decisions of the Interior Department in Public Land Cases: And Land Laws by William Wharton Lester, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States General Land Office (1860)
"pre-emption Claims. I. pre-emption GENERALLY. [The policy of securing to individuals a preference right to purchase a limited quantity of the public land, ..."

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