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Preoccupancy   Listen
noun
Preoccupancy  n.  The act or right of taking possession before another; as, the preoccupancy of wild land.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Preoccupancy" Quotes from Famous Books



... circulate its specious appeals in every part of the country; and to employ active and eloquent agents, who have glowingly described to the people the immense advantages to be reaped from the accomplishment of its designs. With this entire preoccupancy of the ground, and these common though unworthy dispositions in its favor, the wonder is, that it is not ...
— Thoughts on African Colonization • William Lloyd Garrison



Words linked to "Preoccupancy" :   abstraction, preoccupation, state of mind, abstractedness, engrossment, preoccupy, moving in



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