Preemptive vs Preemptory - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between preemptive and preemptory
is that preemptive
is while preemptory
is pertaining to preemption.
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.
* preemptive strike
Serving to .
Of, or pertaining unto, a .
*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.
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