Definitions

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  • adv. In a preventive way

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a preventive manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a preventive manner; by way of prevention; in a manner that tends to hinder.

Etymologies

preventive +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "If they denied her bail, then they lumped her in with terrorists, drug kingpins, and serial killers, in a category of people detained 'preventively' -- that is, because someone believes that she is not just a flight risk (bail deals with that) but because she is 'dangerous' and likely to commit horrific crimes that put us all at risk."

    Mort Rosenblum: Roxanna Brown: How Can This Happen in America?

  • The court also ruled that the federal material witness law can't be used to "preventively" detain or investigate suspects.

    Boing Boing

  • Promoted to Headline (H2) on 8/31/08: Police State In Republican Convention City yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Police State In Republican Convention City'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Page 2 of Article: Article: Protesters in Minneapolis "preventively" targeted, handcuffed, some arrested, by teams of 25-30 officers.

    Police State In Republican Convention City

  • In the Twin cities, outside the RNC event, the worst demonstration of fascism in America that I can recall -- police "preventively" arresting people, police inciting violence -- numerous members of the press have been arrested and charged with crimes.

    Republican Reality vs. "The Show" and the GOP War Against the Press

  • Promoted to Headline (H2) on 8/31/08: Police State In Republican Convention City yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Police State In Republican Convention City'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Page 3 of Article: Article: Protesters in Minneapolis "preventively" targeted, handcuffed, some arrested, by teams of 25-30 officers.

    Police State In Republican Convention City

  • Promoted to Headline (H2) on 8/31/08: Police State In Republican Convention City yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Police State In Republican Convention City'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Page 4 of Article: Article: Protesters in Minneapolis "preventively" targeted, handcuffed, some arrested, by teams of 25-30 officers.

    Police State In Republican Convention City

  • Promoted to Headline (H2) on 8/31/08: Police State In Republican Convention City yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Police State In Republican Convention City'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Protesters in Minneapolis "preventively" targeted, handcuffed, some arrested, by teams of 25-30 officers.

    Police State In Republican Convention City

  • As recently pointed out by Hans Koechler, who was an international observer appointed by the United Nations at the Lockerbie trial, we may also wonder "why a supposedly independent judicial review body [the SCCRC] would try to exonerate 'preventively' officials in a case which is being returned to the High Court for a second appeal because of suspicions of a miscarriage of justice."

    Key Lockerbie Witness Admits Perjury

  • (Jurist) Importantly, the judge's ruling prohibits the government from pre-emptive strikes against its own citizens, and a policy of "preventively" detaining suspects by labelling them material witnesses.

    Paging John Ashcroft

  • It is gathered universally ( "preventively") and only later organized for use in prosecutions.

    The Register

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