Preemptive vs Preemptory - What's the difference?

preemptive | preemptory |

As adjectives the difference between preemptive and preemptory

is that preemptive is while preemptory is pertaining to preemption.



Alternative forms

* * pre-emptive


(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to preemption.
  • Made so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation.
  • (bridge, of a high-level bid) Intended to interfere with an opponent's bidding.
  • Derived terms

    * preemptive strike * preemptively



    Alternative forms

    * pre-emptory * preemptory


    (en adjective)
  • Serving to .
  • Of, or pertaining unto, a .
  • Quotations

    *1863 , Donald Grant Mitchell, My Farm of Edgewood: A Country Book , p105 *:But with this, and all other aids — among which I may name the loose preëmptory reflections and suggestions of certain adjoining farmers — I was by no means proud of the appearance of the little herd of twelve or fourteen cows with which operations were to commence. *1926 , S.S. McClure Co., McClure’s Magazine , p380 *:We pulls into Coal Creek late that night, and then he suddenly gets all-fired preëmptory . *2003 , Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Theosophical Quarterly Magazine 1907 , p40 *:The King sent preëmptory instructions to his Ambassador at Rome, Cardinal D’Estrees, to enter the lists against Molinos and to do everything in his power to ruin him.


    * - see page 1128.