Preclude

Definition of Preclude

Pre`clude´
v. t.1.To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede.
[imp. & p. p. Precluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Precluding.]
The valves preclude the blood from entering the veins.
- E. Darwin.
2.To shut out by anticipative action; to prevent or hinder by necessary consequence or implication; to deter action of, access to, employment of, etc.; to render ineffectual; to obviate by anticipation.
This much will obviate and preclude the objections.
- Bentley.

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