pre·clude /pri-'klüd/ vt pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing: to prevent or exclude by necessary consequencethe requirement of a marriage ceremony preclude s the creation of common-law marriages in this jurisdiction: asa: to prevent (a party) from litigating an action or claim esp. by collateral estoppel or res judicatathey are precluded only because they failed to assert...the grounds for recovery they now assert — Roach v. Teamsters Local Union No. 688, 595 F.2d 446 (1979)b: to prevent (a claim or action) from being litigated esp. by collateral estoppel or res judicatathe Civil Service Reform Act provides the exclusive address for adverse federal employment actions and thus preclude s claims brought under the Tort Claims Act — National Law Journalpre·clu·sion /-'klü-zhən/ npre·clu·sive /-'klü-siv/ adj
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
ban, bar, bar from access, block, check, choke, control, cramp, cripple, curb, cut off, debar, defeat, detain, deter, discourage, encumber, estop, exclude, foil, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, handicap, hinder, impede, interfere with, interrupt, make impossible, obstruct, oppose, override, preempt, prevent, prohibere, prohibit, regulate, restrain, restrict, retard, stay, stop, thwart
associated concepts: estoppel, preclude from introducing into evidence
bar (exclude), bar (hinder), block, censor, clog, condemn (ban), constrain (restrain), debar, disable, disqualify, eliminate (exclude), enjoin, estop, exclude, fight (counteract), forbid, forestall, halt, hamper, impede, interdict, interfere, obstruct, occlude, preempt, prevent, prohibit, reject, restrict, stay (halt), stop, supersede, thwart, withstand
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006