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preempt

verb acquire beforehand, annex, appropriate for use, arrogate to oneself, assume, catch, exclude, force from, gain possession, invade, obtain, occupy, preclude, preoccupy, seize, take, take over, take possession of, usurp
Associated concepts: doctrine of federal preemption, preemption in filing, preemptive right, preemptive right of shareholders, right of preemption
See also: attach, distrain, preclude, seize, sequester
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We believe the US copyright act pre-empts the GPL," a company spokesperson said.
Last year, seven affiliates owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group were directed to pre-empt the broadcast, which Sinclair alleged was an antiwar statement.
At CPSC's June 2002 public meeting on upholstered furniture issues, several industry groups supported the concept of a federal regulation, mainly to pre-empt more onerous state regulation.
Such tips include the importance of early communication and ways to pre-empt objections.
South East Staffordshire Community Health Council has intervened with a warning to people to stop trying to pre-empt the outcome of the reviews.
The Pre-empt Program has tremendous potential and provides exciting benefits for all parties involved.
The special will pre-empt a previously scheduled live Glenn Beck program.
Federal law does not pre-empt a patient's claim that a pharmaceutical company breached its implied warranty of merchantability by failing to comply with federal regulations when manufacturing medications, the 8th Circuit ruled on Jan.
Annexation opponents have accused Santa Clarita of only pursuing revenue-rich neighborhoods to pre-empt competing cities from developing.
Kaunda's lawyers said yesterday that the state was trying to pre-empt an application to force Kaunda's release from house arrest by charging him without evidence.
Rapid transformation and consolidation in the tech and telco sectors is challenging global marketers to better anticipate, address and pre-empt new competitive threats, market intrusions and category contenders.
prepared to pre-empt regular programming before Election Day to show a documentary critical of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry.