Definition for PRE-VEN'TION

PRE-VEN'TION, n. [Fr.]

  1. The act of going before. [Obs.] – Bacon.
  2. Preoccupation; anticipation. [Little used.] – Hammond.
  3. The act of hindering; hinderance; obstruction of access or approach. Prevention of sin is one of the greatest mercies God can vouchsafe. – South.
  4. Prejudice; prepossession; a French sense, but not in use in English. – Dryden.

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