Definition of Forestalling

1. Noun. The act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively.

Exact synonyms: Obviation, Preclusion
Generic synonyms: Bar, Prevention
Derivative terms: Forestall, Forestall, Obviate, Obviate, Preclude



Definition of Forestalling

1. Verb. (present participle of forestall) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forestalling

1. forestall [v] - See also: forestall

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forestalling

forest red gum
forest residue
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forest yaws
forestage
forestages
forestal
forestaled
forestaling
forestall
forestallable
forestalled
forestaller
forestallers
forestalling (current term)
forestallingly
forestallment
forestallments
forestalls
forestals
forestart
forestation
forestations
forestaves
forestay
forestays
forestaysail
forestaysails
foreste

Literary usage of Forestalling

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell, Horace Smith, Alfred Percival Perceval Keep (1896)
"(e) The offences of forestalling, ... 1, which enacts that ' the several offences of badgering, engrossing, forestalling, ..."

2. A History of Crime in England: Illustrating the Changes of the Laws in the by Luke Owen Pike (1876)
"For the first and second offence against the forestalling Act the penalty was ... Exactly parallel with the laws against forestalling, and their continual ..."

3. A Practical Guide to the Quarter Sessions, and Other Sessions of the Peace by William Dickinson, Thomas Noon Talfourd (1829)
"forestalling is the buying or contracting for any species Offences, of provisions ... 71; yet the courts have still considered forestalling and engrossing ..."

4. Precedents of Indictments and Pleas: Adapted to the Use of Both of the by Francis Wharton (1881)
"forestalling, ETC. HOLDING VENDUE WITHOUT AUTHORITY. (1010) Against a person for holding a vendue without authority, under the Pennsylvania statute. ..."

5. Trust Laws and Unfair Competition by United States Bureau of Corporations, Joseph Edward Davies (1916)
"There were various ancient criminal statutes against engrossing, re- grating, and forestalling, as for example, 5 and 6 Edward VI, cap. 14 (1552). ..."

6. A Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases by Henry Roscoe, Thomas Colpitts Granger, George Sharswood (1852)
"The offence of forestalling, with which may likewise be considered those ... notion of forestalling, which includes all kinds of offences of this nature. ..."

7. Dickinson's Guide to the Quarter Sessions and Other Sessions of the Peace by William Dickinson, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1841)
"forestalling is the buying or contracting for any species of provisions or ... 71; yet the courts have still considered forestalling and engrossing offences ..."

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