verb (used with object), pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing.
- precision casting,
Origin of preclude
Examples from the Web for preclusion
"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree" in preclusion of uniting or mixing with others.The Palm Tree Blessing|W. E. Shepard
It operates to preclude the consent of the succeeding generations; and the preclusion of consent is despotism.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
Advantages like these he certainly may enjoy in consequence of his preclusion from the higher and wider field of ideas.An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance|John Foster
Word Origin for preclude
1610s, from Latin praeclusionem (nominative praeclusio) "a shutting off," noun of action from past participle stem of praecludere (see preclude).