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preemption

noun

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the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority
  • longtime residents resented the preemption of their urban neighborhood by this influx of affluent yuppies

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The first known use of preemption was in 1602

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“Preemption.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/preemption. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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