Preemptive Definition

Of or having to do with preemption.
Webster's New World
Undertaken or intended to deter or prevent an anticipated, usually unpleasant situation or occurrence.
The two companies organized a preemptive alliance against a possible takeover by another firm.
American Heritage
Having the power to preempt or take precedence.
Preemptive authority.
American Heritage
Of or having to do with an action taken in advance of another possible action to prevent it from happening.
A preemptive strike in war.
Webster's New World
Designating a high bid intended to shut out or obstruct opposing bids.
Webster's New World
  • pre-emptive

Origin of Preemptive

  • preempt +"Ž -ive.

    From Wiktionary

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