pre·clude /pri-'klüd/ vt pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing: to prevent or exclude by necessary consequence
the requirement of a marriage ceremony preclude s the creation of common-law marriages in this jurisdiction: as
a: to prevent (a party) from litigating an action or claim esp. by collateral estoppel or res judicata
they are precluded only because they failed to assert...the grounds for recovery they now assertRoach v. Teamsters Local Union No. 688, 595 F.2d 446 (1979)
b: to prevent (a claim or action) from being litigated esp. by collateral estoppel or res judicata
the Civil Service Reform Act provides the exclusive address for adverse federal employment actions and thus preclude s claims brought under the Tort Claims ActNational Law Journal
pre·clu·sion /-'klü-zhən/ n
pre·clu·sive /-'klü-siv/ adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb ban, bar, bar from access, block, check, choke, control, cramp, cripple, curb, cut off, debar, defeat, detain, deter, discourage, encumber, estop, exclude, foil, forbid, foreclose, frustrate, handicap, hinder, impede, interfere with, interrupt, make impossible, obstruct, oppose, override, preempt, prevent, prohibere, prohibit, regulate, restrain, restrict, retard, stay, stop, thwart associated concepts: estoppel, preclude from introducing into evidence II index bar (exclude), bar (hinder), block, censor, clog, condemn (ban), constrain (restrain), debar, disable, disqualify, eliminate (exclude), enjoin, estop, exclude, fight (counteract), forbid, forestall, halt, hamper, impede, interdict, interfere, obstruct, occlude, preempt, prevent, prohibit, reject, restrict, stay (halt), stop, supersede, thwart, withstand

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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  • Preclude — Pre*clude , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Precluded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Precluding}.] [L. praecludere, praeclusum; prae before + claudere to shut. See {Close}, v.] 1. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preclude — (v.) 1610s, from L. praecludere to close, shut off, impede, from L. prae before, ahead (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + claudere to shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)). Related: Precluded; precluding …   Etymology dictionary

  • preclude — *prevent, obviate, avert, ward Analogous words: *hinder, obstruct, impede, block, bar: *stop, discontinue, quit, cease: *exclude, eliminate, shut out, debar …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • preclude — [v] inhibit; make impossible avert, cease, check, debar, deter, discontinue, exclude, forestall, forfend, hinder, impede, interrupt, make impracticable, obviate, prevent, prohibit, put a stop to, quit, restrain, rule out, stave off, stop, ward;… …   New thesaurus

  • preclude — ► VERB ▪ prevent (something) from happening or (someone) from doing something. DERIVATIVES preclusion noun. ORIGIN Latin praecludere shut off, impede …   English terms dictionary

  • preclude — [prē klo͞od′, priklo͞od′] vt. precluded, precluding [L praecludere, to shut off < prae , before (see PRE ) + claudere, to CLOSE2] to make impossible, esp. in advance; shut out; prevent SYN. PREVENT preclusion [prēklo͞o′zhən, priklo͞o′zhən] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • preclude — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to preclude from (to preclude smb. from doing smt.) * * * [prɪ kluːd] (formal) (d; tr.) to preclude from (to preclude smb. from doing smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • preclude — pre|clude [prıˈklu:d] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: praecludere to block up , from claudere to close ] formal to prevent something or make something impossible ▪ rules that preclude experimentation in teaching methods preclude sb from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • preclude — verb (T) formal to prevent something or make something impossible: preclude sb from doing something: Age alone will not preclude him from standing as a candidate. preclusion / klu:ZFn/ noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • preclude — UK [prɪˈkluːd] / US [prɪˈklud] verb [transitive] Word forms preclude : present tense I/you/we/they preclude he/she/it precludes present participle precluding past tense precluded past participle precluded formal if one thing precludes another,… …   English dictionary

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