1610–20; < Latin praeclūdere to shut off, close, equivalent to prae- pre- + -clūdere, combining form of claudere to shut, close (Source: dictionary.com)
Late 15th century (in the sense ‘bar a route or passage’): from Latin praecludere, from prae ‘before’ + claudere ‘to shut’. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Preclude
verb (used with object)
- to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible:
- to exclude or debar from something:
- to exclude or debar
- to make impossible, esp beforehand
- Prevent from happening; make impossible.
- : to make impossible by necessary consequence : rule out in advance
- : close
Example sentences for Preclude
- Crow explained that his site put preventative measures in place to preclude trolls from reigning.
- That did not preclude Ebony Jones from speaking about her mother.
- Instead, we should be wondering why it should preclude her from doing anything else she so chooses.
- Such a restraining order, however, will often preclude the defendant from retaining his counsel of choice.
- Of course, this is not to preclude that minorities will remain in either state where they will receive full civil rights.
- Some invisible power seemed to be enlisted in our defence and to preclude the necessity of our arms.
- This fact does not, however, preclude another, that the environment has helped in the process.
- The conditions in which his work is done, however, preclude the possibility of careless reading.
- The fire was issuing from a long straw-stack, which was so far gone as to preclude a possibility of saving it.
- In this country, the most abject poverty need not preclude the craving mind from its natural aliment, books.
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