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Finance Glossary

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Pre-Emptive Rights

Definition:

Rights that allow you to do something first.

For example, if you have pre-emptive rights to buy shares, you'd get the chance to buy 'em before they were released to the general public. It's like the Disneyland FASTPASS but with fewer puke bags.