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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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Regardless of whether we see these norms as preemptory norms of international law within the meaning of Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, they, and other international human rights instruments, constitute "other rules of international law applicable in relations between the parties" that can be considered by the Dispute Settlement Body or the Appellate Body for the purposes of interpreting the treaty obligations under the WTO pursuant to Article 31(3)(c) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties.
All preemptory challenges have been exhausted as the Iraqi president has signed their execution verdicts," added the source.
While accounting for fear as a primary motivation for bonding with others (a theme common to social-contract theories, its Hobbesian version underpinning much of modern-day preemptory strategic thinking), Ibn Khaldun's incredible and under-recognized insight in this regard is that this instinct's bonding function is the fear one has not for oneself, but for the other.
NASCUS CEO Mary Martha Fortney's opinion piece (in last week's issue) expressed concerns over the CUSO, loan participation and or interest rate risk proposals from the NCUA due to their "their sweeping preemptory nature" leaving "little flexibility for states to authorize distinct powers for their credit unions, a disturbing trend to NASCUS with respect to the long-term viability of the dual chartering system.
His preemptory dealings in relation to his erstwhile RSS comrade Sanjay Joshi is a pointer to his style.
27, 34 (2007) ("[S]tate, county, and local ordinances aimed at regulating general immigration functions are unconstitutional as a function of exclusive federal preemptory powers.
87) During jury selection, the prosecutor used all of his preemptory challenges to eliminate black jurors.
The Curia's preemptory bid to take control of the council in one suave swoop was stopped in its tracks.
The very next day, this clown uses this list to make some preemptory calls to each of the circled customers and invite them to lunch.
Turning to Measure for Measure, Greenblatt argues, "Barnardine's preemptory refusal to consent to his hanging and .
described as inviolable, preemptory, and conclusive.
And I was just wondering, you know, if this was going to happen again, if there's any preemptory strategy that you know now, you know, from the benefit of hindsight that you could do, you know, preemptory to get ready if this were to happen again?