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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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.
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.
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.
33) He concluded that there is no justice in the argument that a preemptor, after having made valuable improvements on a claim, and complied with all the conditions of title which were within his power, may nevertheless be driven from his possession, his improvements confiscated, and land conveyed to another.
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.
For the articulators and preemptors it does not matter whether they are serving their first or second term--they will have only a marginal ability to set the long-term agenda in any significant way.