praetorian

[pree-tawr-ee-uhn, -tohr-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a praetor.
2.
(often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to the Praetorian Guard.
noun
3.
a person having the rank of praetor or ex-praetor.
4.
(often initial capital letter) a soldier of the Praetorian Guard.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin praetōriānus. See praetor, -ian

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praetorian or pretorian (priːˈtɔːrɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a praetor
 
n
2.  a person holding praetorian rank; a praetor or ex-praetor
 
pretorian or pretorian
 
adj
 
n

Praetorian or Pretorian (priːˈtɔːrɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the Praetorian Guard
2.  (sometimes not capital) resembling the Praetorian Guard, esp with regard to corruption
 
n
3.  a member of the Praetorian Guard
 
Pretorian or Pretorian
 
adj
 
n

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Example sentences for praetorian
A barracks is constructed for the praetorian guard on the quirinal.
He was spirited away to the praetorian camp and put under their protection.
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