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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obviation, forestalling, preclusionnoun

    the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively


  1. preclusionnoun

    The act of precluding

  2. preclusionnoun

    The condition of being precluded


  1. preclusion

    Collateral estoppel (CE), known in modern terminology as issue preclusion, is a common law estoppel doctrine that prevents a person from relitigating an issue. One summary is that, "once a court has decided an issue of fact or law necessary to its judgment, that decision ... preclude[s] relitigation of the issue in a suit on a different cause of action involving a party to the first case". The rationale behind issue preclusion is the prevention of legal harassment and the prevention of overuse or abuse of judicial resources.


  1. preclusion

    Preclusion is a legal principle that prevents a party or person from asserting or denying something in court that has already been conclusively settled in a previous case. It works on the principles of fairness and efficiency to avoid re-litigation of same issues. It can also refer to the act of stopping, hindering or preventing something from happening.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preclusionnoun

    the act of precluding, or the state of being precluded; a shutting out

  2. Etymology: [L. praeclusio. See Preclude.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preclusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preclusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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