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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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Our aim is to have enough officers in the right places at the right times to pre-empt any trouble between rival groups.
We believe the US copyright act pre-empts the GPL," a company spokesperson said.
Don't let energy bars pre-empt fruits and vegetables, which are already under-consumed.
Several biological strategies are in the works, such as developing bees that groom to rid each other of the mites or infesting hives with a benign strain of varroa mites that could pre-empt the more virulent pests.
Most recently, he was responsible for formulating the Attorney General's lawsuit against the Resolution Trust Corporation regarding the RTC's attempt to pre-empt New York's housing laws.
In addition, it considered the legislative history of FIRREA which suggests that Congress' goal in enacting the statute was to strengthen federal regulators' ability to pursue those responsible for mismanaging failed institutions, and that Congress' real concern was to pre-empt state legislation that insulated officers and directors from suit.
It looks like Abbott's hangup on the latest effort, House Bill 62, is whether it does enough to pre-empt local ordinances regarding the practice.
THE NATIONAL L ABOR RELATIONS ACT (NLRA) can pre-empt a supervisor's wrongful termination claim, the 6th Circuit ruled Jan.
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.