Definitions of "preclude"
  1. This refers to the act of prohibiting or preventing an event or situation as an inevitable result
  2. 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
How to use "preclude" in a sentence
  1. The agreement precludes any further claims for compensation.
  2. Res judicata may preclude the plaintiff from bringing the same claim again.
  3. The defendant's previous conviction for the same offense will likely preclude a new trial on these charges.

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