Synonyms of pre-emption


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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