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pre-emption

(prɪˈɛmpʃən)
n
1. (Law) law the purchase of or right to purchase property in advance of or in preference to others
2. (Law) international law the right of a government to intercept and seize for its own purposes goods or property of the subjects of another state while in transit, esp in time of war
[C16: from Medieval Latin praeemptiō, from praeemere to buy beforehand, from emere to buy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pre-emption - the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
judicial doctrine, judicial principle, legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.pre-emption - the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
legal right - a right based in law
3.pre-emption - the right to purchase something in advance of others
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
preemptive right - the right granting to shareholders the first opportunity to buy a new issue of stock; provides protection against dilution of the shareholder's ownership interest
subscription right - the right of a shareholder in a company to subscribe to shares of a new issue of common stock before it is offered to the public
4.pre-emption - a prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
appropriation - a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner; "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"
Translations

pre-emption

[priːˈempʃən] N
1. (Mil) → prevención f, anticipación f
2. (Jur) → derecho m preferencial (de compra)

pre-emption

[priˈɛmpʃən] preemption (US) n (= anticipation) → anticipation f

pre-emption

nZuvorkommen nt
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Endesa Chile may exercise a pre-emption right for the purchase of electricity generated by the abovementioned renewable assets and their related green certificates and Enel, including through its subsidiaries, may in turn exercise a pre-emption right on the sale of renewable electricity and related green certificates should Endesa Chile decide to undertake a purchase.
Resolution 10: To allot ordinary shares in accordance with statutory pre-emption rights.
Nationally, people need to understand that given the current legislation and rulings by the STB, anyplace there is a railroad track in a neighborhood or through backyards, a railroad owner may purchase residential property and do anything they want under the federal pre-emption rights afforded to railroads.
Worldview Capital Management ( " Worldview " ), an investment management group based in Switzerland, the UK (FCA authorised) and the USA, has today urged shareholders to vote against the wholly unjustified removal of pre-emption rights at the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting of Petroceltic International plc ( " Petroceltic " or the " Company " ) on 9 June 2014 (the " EGM ").
The issue was tossed into the mix at the insistence of legislators who couldn't get a pre-emption bill approved during the regular session.
Co-owners who are individuals, neighbors, tenants, and individuals under 40 years involved in farming activities in the same locality will have pre-emption right to purchase farmland available for sale.
The practice of pre-emption has an early history in America.
There was little difference in opinion between the genders, though men were slightly more inclined to feel that any of the three reasons, reaction to an attack, pre-emption or humanitarian reasons, warrant military force—27.
The topics include a predictable cache-aware memory allocator, interference-aware real-time flow scheduling for wireless sensor networks, minimizing end-to-end delay in thermally constrained distributed systems, partitioned real-time scheduling on heterogeneous shared-memory multiprocessors, the tractability of digraph-based task models, meeting deadlines cheaply, the optimal selection of pre-emption points to minimize pre-emption overhead, and resource-sharing protocols for real-time task graph systems.
The Board of Directors has approved the issue of Convertible Enhanced Capital Securities (CECS) of up to e1/4294 million through pre-emption rights to all existing shareholders.
The termination followed Tullow Uganda's exercise of a pre-emption right with respect to the transaction and was allowed under the terms of the Eni.