noun Roman History.
an officer who, after having served as praetor in Rome, was sent to govern a province with praetorial authority.
Also, propretor.

1570–80; < Latin prōpraetor; see pro-1, praetor

propraetorial [proh-pri-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , propraetorian, adjective Unabridged
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propraetor or propretor (prəʊˈpriːtə)
(in ancient Rome) a citizen, esp an ex-praetor, granted a praetor's imperium to be exercised outside Rome, esp in the provinces
[Latin, from prō praetōre one who acts for a praetor]
propretor or propretor
[Latin, from prō praetōre one who acts for a praetor]

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