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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Preempt \Pre*["e]mpt"\ (?; 215), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pre["e]mpted; p. pr. & vb. n. Pre["e]mpting.] [See Pre["e]mption.] To settle upon (public land) with a right of preemption, as under the laws of the United States; to take by pre["e]mption. [Also spelled pre-empt.] [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]