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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