preception

noun
pre·cep·tion | \ prēˈsepshən , prə̇s- \
plural -s

Definition of preception 

Roman law

: the taking before general distribution of an estate of something as a legacy under an option to select granted by the will to the legatee

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History and Etymology for preception

Latin praeception-, praeceptio, from praeceptus (past participle of praecipere to take beforehand) + -ion-, -io -ion

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