praetorship

praetorship

[pree-ter-ship]
noun
the office of a praetor.
Also, pretorship.


Origin:
1535–45; praetor + -ship

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praetor or pretor (ˈpriːtə, -tɔː, ˈpriːtə, -tɔː)
 
n
(in ancient Rome) any of several senior magistrates ranking just below the consuls
 
[C15: from Latin: one who leads the way, probably from praeīre, from prae- before + īre to go]
 
pretor or pretor
 
n
 
[C15: from Latin: one who leads the way, probably from praeīre, from prae- before + īre to go]
 
prae'torial or pretor
 
adj
 
pre'torial or pretor
 
adj
 
'praetorship or pretor
 
n
 
'pretorship or pretor
 
n

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