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Synonyms for preemption

Noun

1. preemption, pre-emption, legal principle, judicial principle, judicial doctrine
usage: the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
2. preemption, pre-emption, legal right
usage: the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
3. preemption, pre-emption, right
usage: the right to purchase something in advance of others
4. preemption, pre-emption, appropriation
usage: a prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
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