preemption

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin praeēmptiō ‎(previous purchase), from praeemō ‎(buy before), from Latin prae- ‎(before) + emō ‎(buy).

Noun[edit]

preemption ‎(plural preemptions)

  1. The purchase of something before it is offered for sale to others.
  2. The purchase of public land by the occupant.
  3. (computing) The temporary interruption of a task without its cooperation and with the intention of resuming it at a later time.
  4. (law) The displacement of a lower jurisdiction's laws when they conflict with those of a higher jurisdiction.

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