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  • adjective Pertaining to preëmption.

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  • adjective Pertaining to preemption.

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Examples

  • Many of them involved pre-trial maneuvering such as asking for additional "preemptory" challenges to potential jurors.

    kare11.com - Top Stories News

  • If it turns out that the preemptory killing of terrorists happens very often, then we will want to find out if “fast, decisive action” has turned into a policy that should be subject to review, so be it.

    Matthew Yglesias » Our Strange Constitution

  • The military council has selectively consulted, but failed to include, leaders of the rebellion in its administration; it communicates mainly through preemptory communiques.

    An Egyptian revolutionary seeks Obama's support

  • First, only courts within the Eighth Circuit are bound by Brady, and it is a virtual certainty that any antitrust suit brought by the NBA players would not be filed in a court within the Eighth Circuit the NBA filed its preemptory legal action in NY, and the players would likely file their suit in an employee-friendly jurisdiction like California.

    Gabriel A. Feldman: The Legal Issues Behind the NBA Players' Decertification Strategy

  • The preemptory challenges did not have to be justified or explained.

    Betrayed

  • That way, Karp would have to use his last preemptory challenge to knock him off the panel.

    Betrayed

  • The question Libertarians must ask themselves before their moment in the limelight passes again is this: will you accede to a preemptory move by the GOP to put you in their estimation of your proper place, subservient to the modern equivalent of the East India Tea Company?

    Stephen Herrington: Newt, the Tea Party Is Already the Militant Arm of the GOP

  • Karp had used twenty-nine of his preemptory challenges and had only one left.

    Betrayed

  • The question Libertarians must ask themselves before their moment in the limelight passes again is this: will you accede to a preemptory move by the GOP to put you in their estimation of your proper place, subservient to the modern equivalent of the East India Tea Company?

    Newt, the Tea Party Is Already the Militant Arm of the GOP

  • Ronnie comes bounding up the long, pepper-tree-lined driveway, having just put the latest passers-by in their place with a preemptory bark, and gives me a standing double high five against my crotch, making me spill half my tea.

    Late, Late at Night

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