'prɪː'emptə(r) n. person with priority, person who has preemptive rights

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  • Preemptor — Pre*[ e]mpt or (?; 215), n. [Cf. L. praeemptor.] One who pre[ e]mpts; esp., one who pre[ e]mpts public land. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preëmptor — noun /pɹiːˈɛmptˌɔː,pɹiːˈɛmptˌɔɹ/ One who preëmpts; compare: preëmptioner. If the preëmptor filed his claim one day or one week before he commenced his occupation, his claim, as against the railroad company, is fraudulent. See Also: preëmpt,… …   Wiktionary

  • preemptor — noun see preempt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preemptor — See preempt. * * * …   Universalium

  • preemptor — pre·emp·tor …   English syllables

  • preemptor — noun 1. someone who acquires land by preemption • Syn: ↑pre emptor • Derivationally related forms: ↑preempt • Hypernyms: ↑appropriator 2. a bidder in bridge who makes a preemptive bid • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre-emptor — noun 1. someone who acquires land by preemption • Syn: ↑preemptor • Derivationally related forms: ↑preempt (for: ↑preemptor) • Hypernyms: ↑appropriator 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • preëmptory — adjective /pɹiːˈɛmpt.əˌɹi/ a) Serving to preëmpt. b) Of, or pertaining unto, a preëmptor. See Also: preëmpt, preëmptible, preëmption, preëmptioner, preëmptive, preëmptively, preëmptor …   Wiktionary

  • preëmptioner — noun /pɹiːˈɛmp.ʃənˌə,pɹiːˈɛmp.ʃənˌəɹ/ One who possesses the right of preëmption over certain land; compare: preëmptor. …the modern preëmptioner looks with jealousy at the stranger, and imagines that the corners of sections, quarter sections, and… …   Wiktionary

  • preempt — I noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding • Syn: ↑preemptive bid, ↑pre empt • Hypernyms: ↑bid, ↑bidding II verb 1. acquire for oneself before others …   Useful english dictionary

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