preempt

preempt
pre·empt /prē-'empt/ vt
1 a: to acquire (land) by preemption
b: to seize upon to the exclusion of others: take for oneself
a senior user of a trademark could not preempt use of the mark in remote geographical marketsMesa Springs Enterprises v. Cutco Indus., 736 P.2d 1251 (1986)
2 a: to replace or supersede (a law) by preemption
such state laws are not preempt ed by the federal Energy Reorganization Act of 1974National Law Journal
b: to preclude or bar (an action) by preemption
federal airline deregulation does not preempt claims under state contract lawNational Law Journal

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

preempt
I verb acquire beforehand, annex, appropriate, appropriate for use, arrogate to oneself, assume, capture, catch, exclude, force from, gain possession, impropriate, invade, obtain, occupy, preclude, preoccupy, seize, take, take over, take possession of, usurp associated concepts: doctrine of federal preemption, preemption in filing, preemptive right, preemptive right of shareholders, right of preemption II index attach (seize), distrain, preclude, sequester (seize property)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


preempt
v.
(1) To act before someone else in order to prevent him or her from doing something; to forestall someone else’s action.
(2) In property, to settle or cultivate land before anyone else in order to acquire a right to purchase it and exclude other settlers; to purchase something before someone else has the chance to purchase it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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