from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to preclude; shutting out; preventive: generally followed by of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Shutting out; precluding, or tending to preclude; hindering.

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  • adjective Serving to preclude.

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  • adjective made impossible


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  • Should petitioner pursue a plenary action in federal court without a notice of claim, and should the federal District Court determine that no notice of claim is required, there would still remain a question of whether this Court's determination would have any preclusive effect in federal court.

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  • Combined with a new law depriving obscure prior art of its preclusive force, the gains from implementing such a two-tier system would be compelling.

    Revisiting the Presumption of Validity Peter Zura 2009

  • Combined with a new law depriving obscure prior art of its preclusive force, the gains from implementing such a two-tier system would be compelling.

    Archive 2009-08-01 Peter Zura 2009

  • Although law and literary culture are seen as inextricable and thus seemingly preclusive of Native American ceremony, our essay suggests a rationale and approaches for exploring, in a classroom, the theme of Native American ceremony in its relation to law.

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  • In the companion Article, Professors Barron and Lederman described the structural forces responsible for this shift in the ground of debate and demonstrated that evidence from the Founding era does not reveal an original understanding that the Commander in Chief enjoyed preclusive authority over matters pertaining to warmaking.

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  • They examine those cases in which the President has asserted or relied upon a claim of preclusive war powers.

    Archive 2008-03-01 Mary L. Dudziak 2008

  • It then explores recent attempts to identify the preclusive prerogatives of the Commander in Chief and explains why the tests often deployed to cabin the scope of the presumed preclusive power are flawed.

    Archive 2008-01-01 Mary L. Dudziak 2008

  • This Article is the first of a two-part effort to determine how the constitutional argument concerning such preclusive executive war powers is best conceived.

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