preoccupant

1 of 2

adjective

pre·​occupant
: occupying in advance

preoccupant

2 of 2

noun

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: one that occupies something (as a piece of land) ahead of others : a prior occupant

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin praeoccupant-, praeoccupans, present participle of praeoccupare to occupy in advance

Noun

pre- + occupant

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“Preoccupant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preoccupant. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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