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Precluding Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Preclude \Pre*clude"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Precluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Precluding.] [L. praecludere, praeclusum; prae before + claudere to shut. See Close, v.]
  1. To put a barrier before; hence, to shut out; to hinder; to stop; to impede. The valves preclude the blood from entering the veins. --E. Darwin.
  2. To shut out by anticipative action; to prevent or hinder by necessary consequence or implication; to deter action of, access to, employment of, etc.; to render ineffectual; to obviate by anticipation. This much will obviate and preclude the objections. --Bentley.
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    • Most deaths in recalled GM cars happened before 2009 bankruptcy
      At least nine of the 13 deaths tied to General Motors ignition switch recall occurred before the company exited bankruptcy in July 2009, precluding survivors from filing lawsuits, according to documents released today by federal safety regulators. Read more on this news related to 'Precluding'
    • Frustrating first day of the Malaysian Grand Prix for Lotus team
      Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado endured a frustrating first day of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit. Various glitches of differing magnitudes curtailed running for both drivers in the morning session, the most serious of which being an engine-related issue for Pastor, the resultant engine change precluding him from running in the after Read more on this news related to 'Precluding'

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