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occupy the field

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occupy the field v. to preempt (monopolize) an area of statutory law by a higher authority, such as Federal preemption of bankruptcy or inter-state commerce over state legislation, and state statutes or state constitution prevailing over laws of cities and counties on certain topics. (See: preemption)



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