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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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Insurers were aware of "federal pre-emption," a concept alien to most citizens: Once Congress acts in an area, all state law on the subject, including normal civil remedies, is voided--even if Congress provides less of a remedy or none at all to replace those it has nullified.
The acquisition, however, may not include Fermiers Landais, as agricultural cooperative Maisadour could apply pre-emption rights
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The resolution asked them to waive pre-emption rights, which give existing shareholders the right to new shares before outside investors are brought in.
That is the basis for pre-emption in product liability cases involving medical devices.
In the Riegel decision (20 February 2008), the Supreme Court readily held that the express pre-emption provision of the Medical Device Amendments to the FDCA pre-empts state law claims seeking damages for injuries caused by medical devices that received 'premarket approval' (PMA) from the FDA.
McRaith said the NAIC would like to see some parts of the legislation clarified, specifically with regard to the definitions of certain terms and the language of a provision that would allow the Treasury Secretary to stay the pre-emption of state laws that may run afoul of U.
The ruling is also a victory for the Bush administration, which has made strengthening federal FDA pre-emption a priority.
KVM cascading delivers support for up to 256 devices, while firmware and hardware provide support for attaching serial devices and support for pre-emption when connected to an IP console switch.
Altadis declined to comment and did not confirm that such a pre-emption clause on the cigar business Corporacion Habanos existed.