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.
There are many lovely valleys and beautiful waterfalls in our country besides those of the Yosemite, and we are quite sure the law has not yet established any standard of beauty and sublimity by which the rights of preemptors on the public lands shall be determined.
Whitney (1869), the Court ruled that until a preemptor had satisfied all the conditions imposed by the law, including the survey and fee, he had no legal or equitable right to the land.
As a consequence, what is crucial for any strategic actor is to participate substantially in the ins titutionalization of organizational archetypes in a field, in order to be able to claim a natural authority over the legitimate boundaries of other actors' strategies, without being perceived as a preemptor of entrepreneurial possibilities.
Given that the threat of force is itself a serious violation of international law, the preemptor might fare reasonably well in any such after-the-fact balancing of relative violations.
Section 102(b) of the Patent Act grants a one-year grace period in which the publisher can file for a patent, thus effectively enabling the patentee to preempt the preemptor.
A preemptive approach makes sense if it can stop an undesired act by a potential opponent, and if the preemptor can in turn preempt or successfully defend against retaliatory action.
Eisenhower "ought" to fit as a preemptor (the New Deal order was still robust, and he and his party were opposed to it); but he did not behave that way in office and also lacked the modal preemptor's temperament.
In sum, the role of Congress with respect to subnational governance has changed since 1965 from a generous supplier of funds to a preemptor imposing costs that have the potential for bankrupting many small rural local governments and fiscally strained cities by the year 2000.
If rivals can move as quickly as a preemptor, the incentives for late entry are likely to override the preemption opportunity.
Tenders are invited for Development Of Preemptor Systems
53) But I do not agree that Eisenhower's moderate success in handling his precarious political situation makes him any less a preemptor than those listed by Skowronek.
It's time to preempt the preemptors, and stand up for free speech.