federal preemption

noun

Legal Definition of federal preemption

: a doctrine in law that allows a federal law to take precedence over or to displace a state law in certain matters of national importance (as interstate commerce)

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“Federal preemption.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/federal%20preemption. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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