preoccupancy

[ pree-ok-yuh-puhn-see ]
/ priˈɒk yə pən si /

noun

the act, right, or instance of prior occupancy.
the state of being absorbed in thought; preoccupation.

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Origin of preoccupancy

First recorded in 1745–55; pre- + occupancy
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