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 Precluded
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 Precluded
- The warrants too often precluded the clients from securing shelter and services, and access to job programs.
- It would have gotten him off the street, and nothing would have precluded the state police from further investigation.
- Her refusal to just say she did it precluded her from simply saying she was sorry she did it, and she was twice denied clemency.
- Regrettably, I am precluded from discussing the settlement—other than to say that we were satisfied.
- Furthermore, it virtually would have precluded the possibility of a Middle East peace process that involves land for peace.
- He wished to get at that something, but was precluded by the motion.
- He had been so badly beaten that outraged nature took her revenge in a feverish restlessness that precluded any real rest.
- Ferdinand realized that he was precluded from joining his brother nobles and was inconsolable.
- A thousand questions were precluded and a thousand doubts solved by this information.
- My rashness even hastened the completion of his scheme, and precluded him from the benefits of deliberation.
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