Definitions for "Preƫmption"
The doctrine providing that a higher level of government can buy legislation to prevent a lower level of government dealing with a certain subject matter.
Preemption is the principle that a federal law supercedes or trumps any inconsistent state law or regulation. (See also "Supremacy Clause").
the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
The act or right of purchasing before others.
The right of an actual settler upon public lands (particularly those of the United States) to purchase a certain portion at a fixed price in preference to all other applicants.
the right of purchasing before others; esp.: one given by the government to the actual settler upon a tract of public land
The act of interrupting a currently running task in order to give time to another task.
an interruption of a regularly scheduled program. Therefore, if an advertiser has a spot preempted, he may receive a makegood from the station.
In broadcast TV, the term applies to when a TV station carries programming, whether locally produced at the station or provided by an outside syndicated programming provider, in place of a program supplied by the network by which that station is owned or with which it is affiliated. Network affiliate owners like Hearst-Argyle Television typically receive rights to preempt a certain amount of hours of network-supplied programming each year as part of their agreements with the networks.
The prerogative of customs authorities to seize and sell merchandise that an importer has deliberately undervalued to avoid payment of duties.
the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
a prior appropriation of something; "the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"
a federal defense in this lawsuit, Metropolitan Life Ins
an affirmative defense which must be pled and proven
an affirmative defense which Reliance waived by failing to plead it timely
an anachronism and certainly as it is understood and interpreted in the modern day under these circumstances
The privilege or prerogative formerly enjoyed by the king of buying provisions for his household in preference to others.