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propraetor

[proh-pree-ter] /proʊˈpri tər/
noun, Roman History
1.
an officer who, after having served as praetor in Rome, was sent to govern a province with praetorial authority.
Also, propretor.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin prōpraetor; see pro-1, praetor
Related forms
propraetorial
[proh-pri-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌproʊ prɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
propraetorian, adjective
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propraetor

/prəʊˈpriːtə/
noun
1.
(in ancient Rome) a citizen, esp an ex-praetor, granted a praetor's imperium to be exercised outside Rome, esp in the provinces
Word Origin
Latin, from prō praetōre one who acts for a praetor
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