[ pree-kleer-uhns ]
/ ˈpriˈklɪər əns /
Save This Word!
approval, authorization, or permission granted in advance:Under company procedures, certain high-ranking executives are only allowed to sell shares after obtaining preclearance.
Transportation. customs, security, or immigration authorization granted in advance for passengers or goods traveling or moving across borders (often used attributively): The preclearance facility at Terminal 2 allows outbound passengers to undertake all U.S. immigration, customs, and agriculture inspections prior to departure.
Law. under the U.S. Voting Rights Act, approval from the Justice Department or federal courts for changes to voting laws, processes, or districts (often used attributively): In order to prevent changes that have a discriminatory purpose or effect, certain jurisdictions are required to obtain preclearance before implementing new voting practices.
ALL IN FAVO(U)R OF THIS BRITISH VS. AMERICAN ENGLISH QUIZ
There's an ocean of difference between the way people speak English in the US vs. the UK. Are your language skills up to the task of telling the difference? Let's find out!
Question 1 of 7
True or false? British English and American English are only different when it comes to slang words.
Words nearby preclearance
precision bombing, precision casting, precisionism, precisive, preclear, preclearance, preclimax, preclinical, preclude, precluded, precocial
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use preclearance in a sentence
“Then we voted to send it to Washington for preclearance,” he said.The Voting Rights Act and the Court|Michael Tomasky|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST