Origin of preempt
OTHER WORDS FROM preemptpre·emp·ti·ble, adjectivepre·emp·tor [pree-emp-tawr, -ter], /priˈɛmp tɔr, -tər/, nounpre·emp·to·ry [pree-emp-tuh-ree], /priˈɛmp tə ri/, adjectiveun·pre·empt·ed, adjective
How to use preempt in a sentence
After Jim Crow laws were abolished, these preemptory challenges were the tool used to keep blacks off of juries.
As we passed by a house an upper window was lifted and a voice called out in a preemptory tone and asked what cavalry that was.A History of the Town of Fairfax|Jeanne Johnson Rust
That command two nights ago for me to be on the spot every night was just too preemptory for me to oblige.The Brain|Alexander Blade
She sat down on the top step of the landing, where she had so often paused to read her letters, and re-read the preemptory letter.
Quite accustomed to the old ladys moods, Marjorie obligingly complied with the preemptory request.