praecipuum

noun prae·cip·u·um \prēˈsipyəwəm\

Definition of praecipuum

plural

praecipua

\-yəwə\
  1. 1 Roman law :  a portion received from an inheritance before general distribution

  2. 2 Scots law :  an additional share or bonus (as received by the eldest of several female heirs portioners)

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Origin and Etymology of praecipuum

Latin, from neuter of praecipuus taken beforehand, from praecipere to take beforehand


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