Preemptor vs Preempt - What's the difference?

preemptor | preempt | Derived terms |

Preemptor is a derived term of preempt.

As a noun preemptor

is one who preempts; especially, one who appropriates public land.

As a verb preempt is

to appropriate something (before someone else does).



Alternative forms

* pre-emptor * preemptor


(en noun)
  • One who .
  • * 1873 , D. C. Cloud, Monopolies and the People , p179
  • If the preëmptor filed his claim one day or one week before he commenced his occupation, his claim, as against the railroad company, is fraudulent.
  • * 1931 , Theodore Christian Blegen et alios, Minnesota History , p85
  • In spite of this, whenever there was no convenient machinery for determining who was the rightful preëmptor the land title remained unsettled.
  • * 1975 , C. C. Andrews, Minnesota and Dacotah , p214
  • The municipal preëmptor', like the agricultural '''preëmptor''', is required to take his land in conformity with “the legal subdivisions of the public lands”. I apprehend the import of the requirement is the same in both cases. Neither class of '''preëmptor'''s is to break the legal subdivisions as surveyed. The ' preëmptor of either case may take fractional sections if he will, but he is in every case to run his extreme lines with the lines of the surveyed subdivisions.



    Alternative forms

    * pre-empt *


    (en verb)
  • to appropriate something (before someone else does)
  • to displace something, or take precedence over something
  • (bridge) to make a preemptive bid at bridge
  • Derived terms

    * preemptive * preemptor * preemptory