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tr.v. pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing, pre·cludes
1. To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent. See Synonyms at prevent.
2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity: Modesty precludes me from accepting the honor.

[Latin praeclūdere : prae-, pre- + claudere, to close.]

pre·clu′sion (-klo͞o′zhən) n.
pre·clu′sive (-klo͞o′sĭv, -zĭv) adj.
pre·clu′sive·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preclusive - made impossible
preventative, preventive - tending to prevent or hinder


Intended to prevent:
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92 Moreover, medical authorities give preclusive effect to administrative findings by other bodies.
She writes that legislative solutions are also being considered, including amendments to the statutes "to permit limited preclusive or preemptive actions by a federal court presiding over a class action.
With regard to the preclusive effect of an acquittal, the Court found that the Ninth Circuit "failed to appreciate the significance of the different standards of proof that govern at trial and sentencing" in asserting that the jury rejects some facts when it returns a not guilty verdict.
253) A plea of nolo contendere, however, may not suffice to yield preclusive effects in future proceedings.
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damages--and finally consider the case's preclusive effects in the
225) Indeed, under Wisconsin law dismissals for failure to satisfy the statute are without preclusive effect.
This was a critical move, and one that the Court lost no time in acknowledging represented a departure from the presumption in Anglo-American law of the right of direct participation as a condition for preclusive enforcement of a judgment.
28) But the federal district court denied preclusive effect to the state court judgment, finding instead for Vickie, and awarding her compensatory and punitive damages.
Ordinarily, a determination that has become final in a prior case will be given preclusive effect even if it has not been subjected to appellate review.
the res judicata or law of the case) or preclusive effect of the disposition, rather than its quality as precedent, is relevant.