Abdullah has spent his life building this praetorian elite force.
The colony was led by two men of consular and one of praetorian rank, and 3000 pedites formed the bulk of the settlers.
But while they deliberated, the praetorian guards had resolved.
It was under a governor of praetorian rank, and the legio xiii.
Trajan is said to have known the names of all the praetorian Guards, numbering about 12,000.
He entered his tribune preceded by an escort of his praetorian guard with flying standards.
No praetorian or ordinary soldier could stand before him save momentarily.
It was not without reluctance and remorse, that the praetorian guards had been persuaded to abandon the cause of the tyrant.
This implied the continuance of praetorian methods of administration.
His great-grandfather was a Spaniard, and yet attained the praetorian rank.
early 15c., from Latin praetorianus "belonging to a praetor," from praetor (see praetor). Praetorian Guard is from cohors praetoria, the bodyguard troop of a Roman commander or emperor. Hence modern figurative use for "defenders of an existing order."