preoccupancy

[pree-ok-yuh-puhn-see]
noun
1.
the act, right, or instance of prior occupancy.
2.
the state of being absorbed in thought; preoccupation.

Origin:
1745–55; pre- + occupancy

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preoccupation or preoccupancy (priːˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃən, priːˈɒkjʊpənsɪ)
 
n
1.  the state of being preoccupied, esp mentally
2.  something that holds the attention or preoccupies the mind
 
preoccupancy or preoccupancy
 
n

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If there was a lapse in registration for one year, you must go through consultation for a preoccupancy.
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