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



Definition of praetaxation

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

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Origin and Etymology of praetaxation

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

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