Forestaller
Forestaller \Fore*stall"er\, n. One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

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  • forestaller — forestall ► VERB 1) prevent or obstruct (something anticipated) by taking advance action. 2) anticipate and prevent the action of. DERIVATIVES forestaller noun forestalment noun. ORIGIN from Old English, «an ambush» …   English terms dictionary

  • forestaller — lə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English forstaller, forestaller, from forstallen, forestallen + er 1. : one that forestalls; broadly : middleman 3a 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • forestaller — noun see forestall …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forestaller — See forestall. * * * …   Universalium

  • forestaller — noun A person who forestalls, especially one who buys goods before they can be sold on the open market in anticipation of rising prices …   Wiktionary

  • forestaller — n. one who acts in advance; one who prevents or thwarts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forestaller — fore·stall·er …   English syllables

  • forestaller — In old English law, obstruction; hindrance; the offense of stopping the highway; the hindering a tenant from coming to his land; intercepting a deer before it can regain the forest. Also one who forestalls; one who commits the offense of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forestaller — In old English law, obstruction; hindrance; the offense of stopping the highway; the hindering a tenant from coming to his land; intercepting a deer before it can regain the forest. Also one who forestalls; one who commits the offense of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • forestaller — A person who committed the ancient offense of forestalling the market. 36 Am J1st Monop etc. § 20. A tenant who by an ancient method of forestalling worked a disseisin of freehold rent either by besetting the way with force and arms or by threats …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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