Murray himself explains this decision as a prophylactic measure, a means to avoid hot-button issues of race and ethnicity.
Section 5, by contrast, works as a prophylactic measure, stopping discrimination before it can occur.
Yet many doctors recommend aspirin as a prophylactic for everyone at risk of heart disease.
Six months later, at a hospital 600 miles from home, my mom underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy.
The speech contained a sentence of prophylactic praise for initiative and enterprise, hard work and personal responsibility.
Fresh carbonised bread forms an excellent charcoal, both for a prophylactic and a tooth powder.
I find that as a prophylactic a little brandy is almost a necessity in this climate.
The belief in the prophylactic power of tobacco was, however, very generally held.
And he stayed two or three hours; and he used no prophylactic.
According to Hahnemann, Koreff, and Randhahn, belladonna is a prophylactic against scarlet fever.
1570s, originally of medicines, "that tends to prevent disease," from Middle French prophylactique (16c.) and directly as a Latinized borrowing of Greek prophylaktikos "precautionary," from prophylassein "keep guard before, ward off, be on one's guard," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + phylassein, Ionic variant of phylattein "to watch over, to guard," but also "cherish, keep, remain in, preserve" (see phylactery).
The noun is first recorded 1640s, "a medicine or treatment to prevent disease;" meaning "condom" is from 1943, replacing earlier preventive (1822), preventative (1901). Condoms originally were used more to thwart contagious disease than to prevent pregnancy.
prophylactic pro·phy·lac·tic (prō'fə-lāk'tĭk, prŏf'ə-)
A prophylactic agent, device, or measure, such as a vaccine or drug.
A contraceptive device, especially a condom.