Definition of Forestall

In old English law, to intercept or obstruct a passenger on the king’s highway. To beset the way of a tenant so as to prevent his coming on the premises. 3 Bl.Comm. 170. To intercept a deer on his way to the forest before he can regain it.

That's the definition of Forestall in Black's Law Dictionary 6th Edition. Courtesy of

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