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praetorian

[pree-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /priˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin praetōriānus. See praetor, -ian
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Examples 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.
British Dictionary definitions for praetorian

praetorian

/priːˈtɔːrɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a praetor
noun
2.
a person holding praetorian rank; a praetor or ex-praetor

Praetorian

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