pre-emption

  • 1 pre-emption — (n.) also preemption, c.1600, lit. the right of purchasing before others, from PRE (Cf. pre ) before + EMPTION (Cf. emption) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 pre-emption — 1. the right of buying before anyone else. 2. in international law, the right of a state to buy the property of another power in transit over its territory (or allow its own nationals to buy it). 3. in the USA, laws passed from 1841 onward… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 pre-emption — noun 1》 the purchase of goods or shares by one person or party before the opportunity is offered to others.     ↘historical, chiefly N. Amer. & Austral./NZ the right to purchase public land in this way. 2》 the action of pre empting or… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 4 pre-emption — /pri ˈɛmpʃən/ (say pree empshuhn) noun the act or right of purchasing before or in preference to others. {pre + Latin emptio a buying} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 5 pre-emption — First refusal: the right of a person to be the first to be asked if he or she wishes to enter into an agreement at a specified price; for example, the right to be offered a house at a price acceptable to the vendor before it is put on the open… …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 6 pre-emption — /pri: empʃən/ noun getting an advantage by doing something quickly before anyone else …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 7 pre-emption — The act of buying anything before or ahead of others. An entry made upon unappropriated public lands for homestead purposes. 42 Am J1st Pub L § 19. The right granted by act of Congress to settlers on public lands of the United States to cultivate …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 8 pre-emption — n. 1 a the purchase or appropriation by one person or party before the opportunity is offered to others. b the right to purchase (esp. public land) in this way. 2 prior appropriation or acquisition. Etymology: med.L praeemptio (as PRAE , emere… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 pre-emption law — pre|emp|tion or pre emp|tion «pree EHMP shuhn», noun. 1. U.S. and Canada. the act or right of purchasing before others or in preference to others: »It is neither right nor legal that Mr. Hardy s preemption should gobble up over 250 acres of hay… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 pre-emption rights — Where a company proposes to issue new shares, existing shareholders may have the right to be offered a pro rata part of the new shares before they are offered to a new shareholder. The rights are contained either in the Articles of Association or …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 Pre-emption Group Guidelines — Voluntary guidelines produced by representatives of listed companies, investment institutions and corporate finance practitioners. They relate to issues of equity securities for cash other than on a pro rata basis, setting out the extent to which …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 pre-emption agreement — Standard document England, Wales A pre emption agreement for use where a buyer wants the opportunity to buy a property in the event of the seller deciding to dispose of it during an agreed period. It is drafted from the point of view of the buyer …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 pre-emption clause — a clause usually found in the articles of private companies designed to restrict the opportunities of shares being sold outside a prescribed group of people. Essentially, the clause provides that no shares are to be transferred to any person who… …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 Pre-emption right — A pre emption right is a right to acquire certain property in preference to any other person. It usually refers to property newly coming into existence. A right to acquire existing property in preference to any other person is usually referred to …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 pre-emption rights — When a UK company issues new shares, it is obliged by law to give existing shareholders the opportunity to purchase the new shares on a pro rata basis to their existing shareholding in the company. This right is usually implemented by means of a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 16 pre-emption rights — A principle, established in company law, according to which any new shares issued by a company must first be offered to the existing shareholders as the legitimate owners of the company. To satisfy this principle a company must write to every… …

    Accounting dictionary

  • 17 pre-emption rights — A principle, established in company law, according to which any new shares issued by a company must first be offered to the existing shareholders as the legitimate owners of the company. To satisfy this principle a company must write to every… …

    Big dictionary of business and management

  • 18 pre-emption laws — Federal statutes beginning with the Act of September 4, 1841, under which a settler upon public lands of the United States, surveyed and subject to private entry, might acquire title. The pre emption laws differ from the homestead law in that… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 pre-emption of land — See pre emption …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 Pre-emption President — John Tyler …

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