[ pri-kloo-did ]
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  1. prevented or made impossible; disallowed or ruled out: A company can "fairly dismiss" an employee without giving a reason, so long as the position does not fall into a precluded category under the law.

  2. (of a person) excluded or debarred; shut out: Literature by people of other races and cultures allows us to listen to these previously precluded voices of difference.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of preclude.

Origin of precluded


Other words from precluded

  • un·pre·clud·ed, adjective

Words Nearby precluded Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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