- prevent from happening; make impossible；(of a situation or condition) prevent someone from doing something
verb: preclude, 3rd person present: precludes, gerund or present participle: precluding, past tense: precluded, past participle: precluded
- 1. prevent from happening; make impossible the secret nature of his work precluded official recognition
- ▪ (of a situation or condition) prevent someone from doing something his difficulties preclude him from leading a normal life
- prevent from happening; make impossible: the secret nature of his work precluded official recognition
Oxford American Dictionary
...right, power or remedy by any party shall constitute a waiver by that party of, or impair or preclude any further exercise of, that or any other right, power or remedy arising under this...
... referred to as “statutory bars” because they operate to bar (preclude) a patent on an invention.
Subject always to the board discretion of a trial judge to preclude repetitive and unduly harassing interrogation = The judge can stop ...