Definition of pre-emptory in English:

pre-emptory

adjective

US
  • Relating to or of the nature of pre-emption.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in North Carolina Journal. From pre-empt- + -ory.

Pronunciation

pre-emptory

/ˌpriːˈɛm(p)t(ə)ri//prɪˈɛm(p)t(ə)ri/