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1      (Law)   the purchase of or right to purchase property in advance of or in preference to others  
2      (International law)   the right of a government to intercept and seize for its own purposes goods or property of the subjects of another state while in transit, esp. in time of war  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin praeemptio, from praeemere to buy beforehand, from emere to buy)  
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