praetaxation

noun
prae·​tax·​a·​tion
variants: or pretaxation \ ˌprēˌtakˈsāshən \

Definition of praetaxation

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

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History and Etymology for praetaxation

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

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“Praetaxation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/praetaxation. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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