- This refers to the act of prohibiting or preventing an event or situation as an inevitable result
- This refers to a legal action that disallows a party from initiating a lawsuit or making a claim, often due to collateral estoppel or res judicata
- The agreement precludes any further claims for compensation.
- Res judicata may preclude the plaintiff from bringing the same claim again.
- The defendant's previous conviction for the same offense will likely preclude a new trial on these charges.