preemptor


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someone who acquires land by preemption

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a bidder in bridge who makes a preemptive bid

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As a Preemptor, Black watches for a prior, utterly reliable sign that Jones is going to kill Smith.
On its Web site, the American Advertising Federation says it protects and promotes advertising at all levels of government and works to "encourages industry self-regulation as a preemptor to government intervention, when appropriate.
at 13 ("The most essential distinction between preemption and prevention is that the former option, uniquely, is exercised in or for a war that is certain, the timing of which has not been chosen by the preemptor.
No, says Skowronek: The Clinton presidency displayed the classic characteristics of the preemptor, including the impeachment trial that virtually concluded it.
113) That Project examined all military conflicts from 1816 to 1980 (114) between recognized states involving at least 1,000 combatant casualties, (115) and defined a strike as "preemptive" if a belief by the preemptor that it would suffer an attack within sixty days was a primary motivation.