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anticipatory adj

: of or relating to a prior action that takes into account or forestalls a later action [an challenge brought for declaratory and injunctive relief "L. H. Tribe"]
an·tic·i·pa·tor·i·ly [-ti-sə-pə-tōr-ə-lē]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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