Dictionary Results for preemption

1. preemption - noun

· the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject

Synonym(s): pre-emption

Hypernym(s): legal_principle, judicial_principle, judicial_doctrine

2. preemption - noun

· the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)

Synonym(s): pre-emption

Hypernym(s): legal_right

3. preemption - noun

· the right to purchase something in advance of others

Synonym(s): pre-emption

Hypernym(s): right

4. preemption - noun

· a prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"

Synonym(s): pre-emption

Hypernym(s): appropriation

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