Precluded

/prɪˈkluːd/

Origin

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

Precluded

verb (used with object)

  1. to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible:
  2. to exclude or debar from something:

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Precluded

verb

  1. to exclude or debar
  2. to make impossible, esp beforehand

dictionary.com

Precluded

verb

  1. Prevent from happening; make impossible.

lexico.com

Precluded

verb

  1. : to make impossible by necessary consequence : rule out in advance
  2. : close

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Example sentences for Precluded

  1. The warrants too often precluded the clients from securing shelter and services, and access to job programs.
  2. It would have gotten him off the street, and nothing would have precluded the state police from further investigation.
  3. 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.
  4. Regrettably, I am precluded from discussing the settlement—other than to say that we were satisfied.
  5. Furthermore, it virtually would have precluded the possibility of a Middle East peace process that involves land for peace.
  6. He wished to get at that something, but was precluded by the motion.
  7. He had been so badly beaten that outraged nature took her revenge in a feverish restlessness that precluded any real rest.
  8. Ferdinand realized that he was precluded from joining his brother nobles and was inconsolable.
  9. A thousand questions were precluded and a thousand doubts solved by this information.
  10. My rashness even hastened the completion of his scheme, and precluded him from the benefits of deliberation.

Related words & Synonyms

forestall, eliminate, hinder, prevent, avert, prohibit, forestall, cease, deter, impede, exclude, obviate, quit, debar, discontinue, stop, restrain, interrupt, ward, check, forfend

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