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PREVENT Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To hinder or preclude. To stop or intercept the approach, access, or performance of a thing. Webster; U. S. v. Souders, 27 Fed. Cas. 1,2(59; Green v. State, 109 Ga. 536, 35 S. E. 07 ; Burr v. Williams. 20 Ark. 171; In re Jones, 78 Ala. 421.


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