Definition of Preclude

1. Verb. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible. "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"




2. Verb. Make impossible, especially beforehand.
Exact synonyms: Close Out, Rule Out
Generic synonyms: Eliminate, Obviate, Rid Of
Derivative terms: Preclusive

Definition of Preclude

1. v. t. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede.

Definition of Preclude

1. Verb. (transitive) Remove the possibility of; (rule out); prevent or exclude; to make (impossible). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preclude

1. to make impossible by previous action [v -CLUDED, -CLUDING, -CLUDES]

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Literary usage of Preclude

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Whether the insurer's words or conduct after the breach of condition has already occurred can impose liability upon him afresh, or preclude him from ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"In the language of a most recent decision, to preclude the owner of land from ... While the owner of the land may by his acts In pals preclude himself from ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"... or what he did toward educating his children, does not necessarily preclude the recovery of more than nominal damages.96 It has, however, been held that ..."

4. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"Jt Î themselves by vows of chastity, but, to у—"beneficium preclude the violation of tbeir vows, became eunuchs. tries are found again in England, ..."

5. The English Journal by National Council of Teachers of English (1919)
"BOOK NOTICES [Mention under this head does not preclude review elsewhere.] The Atlantic Monthly and Its Makers. By MA DEWOLFE HOWE. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"COVENANT to repair, and at the end of the Term surrender, buildings in good condition does not preclude an Injunction against pulling them down, ..."

7. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... and his knowledge will sometimes be called into requisition under circumstances which preclude a rebort to the at any time been in possession of the ..."

8. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Whether the insurer's words or conduct after the breach of condition has already occurred can impose liability upon him afresh, or preclude him from ..."

9. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"In the language of a most recent decision, to preclude the owner of land from ... While the owner of the land may by his acts In pals preclude himself from ..."

10. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"... or what he did toward educating his children, does not necessarily preclude the recovery of more than nominal damages.96 It has, however, been held that ..."

11. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1843)
"Jt Î themselves by vows of chastity, but, to у—"beneficium preclude the violation of tbeir vows, became eunuchs. tries are found again in England, ..."

12. The English Journal by National Council of Teachers of English (1919)
"BOOK NOTICES [Mention under this head does not preclude review elsewhere.] The Atlantic Monthly and Its Makers. By MA DEWOLFE HOWE. ..."

13. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"COVENANT to repair, and at the end of the Term surrender, buildings in good condition does not preclude an Injunction against pulling them down, ..."

14. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... and his knowledge will sometimes be called into requisition under circumstances which preclude a rebort to the at any time been in possession of the ..."

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