variants or pretaxation
: the act or privilege of voting before others especially as exercised by a small powerful group in selecting a monarch

Word History


Medieval Latin praetaxatus (past participle of praetaxare to reckon beforehand, from prae- pre- + taxare to estimate, reckon) + English -ion

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“Praetaxation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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