noun pre·oc·cu·pan·cy \(ˌ)prē-ˈä-kyə-pən(t)-sē\

Definition of preoccupancy

  1. 1 :  an act or the right of taking possession before another

  2. 2 :  the condition of being completely busied or preoccupied

Circa 1755

First Known Use of preoccupancy

circa 1755

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