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Prevention

Pre`ven´tion
n.1.The act of going, or state of being, before.
The greater the distance, the greater the prevention.
- Bacon.
2.Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought.
3.The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention.
- Shak.
4.Prejudice; prepossession.
Noun1.Preventionprevention - the act of preventing; "there was no bar against leaving"; "money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza"
Synonyms: bar

PREVENTION, civil and French law. The right of a judge to take cognizance of an action over which he has concurrent jurisdiction with another judge.
     2. In Pennsylvania it has been ruled that a justice of the peace cannot take cognizance of a cause which has been previously decided by another justice. 2 Dall. 77; Id. 114.

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