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.
(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.
the simple past tense and past participle of preclude.
- un·pre·clud·ed, adjective
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How to use precluded in a sentence
Neither deal necessarily precludes Morey from building a trade package for James Harden, the Houston Rockets’ disgruntled superstar, around Simmons.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors | Ben Golliver | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Nationals bring back utility player Josh Harrison, hitting coach Kevin LongNone of this precludes the Nationals from negotiating with Eaton, Kendrick, Sánchez or Thames in the coming weeks and months.Nationals decline options for Adam Eaton, Howie Kendrick, Aníbal Sánchez and Eric Thames | Jesse Dougherty | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
None of this precludes lone wolf scenarios — where one or two troublemakers show up intent on intimidation.Fear Of Voter Intimidation Is Its Own Voter Intimidation | Maggie Koerth (email@example.com) | October 28, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Because dressing fashionably often precludes bulk, base layers, particularly on the bottom half of your body, may be your best chance to add warmth.How to Layer for Outdoor Dining This Fall and Winter | Wes Siler | October 14, 2020 | Outside Online
Taking decisive action to protect people from the virus shouldn’t preclude careful consideration about technological deployment, especially when there are well-known problems with the technology in question.Covid-19 has led to a worrisome uptick in the use of electronic ankle monitors | Amy Nordrum | October 8, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The warrants too often precluded the clients from securing shelter and services, and access to job programs.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household | Michael Daly | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He's right that it's "ridiculous" to assume that his poundage precluded a race for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.A Thinner Chris Christie Still Faces Big Political Challenges | Robert Shrum | May 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It would have gotten him off the street, and nothing would have precluded the state police from further investigation.Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s Shameful Lawsuit Over Penn State | Buzz Bissinger | January 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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.Scarsdale Doctor Killer Jean Harris Found Redemption in Prison | Michael Daly | December 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His tone precluded questions and run she did with the manager on her right.Lisa Robles Tells How She Was Almost Shot Outside the Empire State Building | Michael Daly | August 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even Ellen forgot to sniff, and all set to with a vigor that rather precluded conversation.Joyce's Investments | Fannie E. Newberry
Were the King and Privy Council to be precluded from inquiring into such complaints?The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
This disturbed him most, he was surprised to find, because it precluded his going forth in search of food.Gallegher and Other Stories | Richard Harding Davis
Barnstable precluded any reply, by bowing to his captive, and turning away to superintend the management of his vessels.The Pilot | J. Fenimore Cooper
The lightness of his army's equipment precluded the possibility of pursuit; its strength secured it an almost undisputed passage.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird