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  • n. The act of precluding
  • n. The condition of being precluded

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of precluding, or the state of being precluded; a shutting out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of precluding, or the state of being precluded, in any sense of that word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

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