preclude (someone or something) from (something)

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preclude (someone or something) from (something)

To prevent, exclude, or disallow someone or something from receiving, doing, or being involved in something. Often used in passive constructions. Your history with that company precludes you from consideration, I'm afraid. Clear opposition from the majority party in congress precludes the bill from ever succeeding. The team has been precluded from the Olympics due to allegations of substance abuse.
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preclude someone or something from something

to prevent someone or something from being included in something; to eliminate someone from something in advance. Your remarks do not preclude me from trying again, do they? These facts do not preclude my company from consideration, do they?
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Also significant was the court's ruling that nonclient third-party investors who relied on the independent accountant's report were not precluded from bringing art action against the firm.
The EITF reached a consensus that a manufacturer would not be precluded from recognizing a sale at the time the product is transferred to the dealer if all of the following conditions exist:
1092(a)(1), a taxpayer with "offsetting positions" in "personal property" (i.e., a straddle) is precluded from recognizing, within a tax year, any loss realized on one "leg" of a transaction, unless that loss exceeds the unrecognized gain in the opposing position in the same tax year.
In cases involving purely economic harm, as in this case, comparative fault principles were held not to apply, and the defendant accounting firm was precluded from presenting evidence of the client's fault.
In the past, taxpayers may have been precluded from making an automatic change; the old procedure contained a restriction that an automatic change could not be made if the company had requested to change or had changed from the LIFO inventory method within the past six tax years.
In addition, the taxpayer may want assurance that it will not be precluded from making the intended automatic change for any reason, such as being contacted for examination by the IRS before it files the application.
97-24 provides that an employer is not precluded from offering to employees (other than 5% owners), who attain age 70k after 1995 and have not retired, an option to defer commencement of benefit distributions under a qualified plan merely because the plan has not yet been amended to provide for this option.
However, because of limitations in the law firm's professional liability insurance policy, an attorney serving as a director of one of the firm's clients was precluded from providing legal advice to such client.