Definition for "Preclearance"

Etymology

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Preclearance - (Noun)

A procedure to arrange for clearing customs or immigration in advance.
  • The customs service announced new preclearance regulations last week.
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US, law Advance approval by a federal court or the Department of Justice for changes to voting regulations in certain states under the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
  • The great state of Alabama believes that preclearance is a relic of the past.
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Preclearance - (General)

1. (Preclear (Scientology)) Clear in Dianetics and Scientology is one of two levels a practitioner can achieve on the way to personal salvation. ...
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2. (preclear) a spiritual being who is now on the road to becoming Clear, hence pre-Clear.
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3. (Preclear (PC)) Someone who is getting auditing toward Clear. "Preclear" is also used loosely to mean anyone taking Scientology "therapy," whether Clear or not.
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4. (PRECLEAR) Any person who has been entered into Dianetic therapy. (Ref: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. sect: Dianetic terms, page 495)
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5. (Preclear) To evacuate a high point (1) in your home board before all of your checkers are home in preparation for bearing off. You sometimes do this when the opponent holds an anchor deep in your home board and you are worried about clearing a high point safely during the bear off. ...
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6. Provision of customs and immigration proceedures in a foreign country of departure to ease the demand for such facilities in the country of arrival. Such arrangements exist for example between the USA and Caribbean.
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7. Approval of a redistricting plan or other change in election procedures by a special three-judge federal district court in Washington, D.C., or by the U.S. Department of Justice under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Not all states are subject, including Illinois.
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