preception

noun pre·cep·tion \prēˈsepshən, prə̇s-\

Definition of preception

plural

-s

Roman law

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of preception

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


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