Pre*ven"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. pr'evention.]

1.

The act of going, or state of being, before.

[Obs.]

The greater the distance, the greater the prevention. Bacon.

2.

Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought.

[Obs.]

Hammond. Shak.

3.

The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.

South.

Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention. Shak.

4.

Prejudice; prepossession.

[A Gallicism]

Dryden.

 

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