The Greek word (praitorion) thus rendered in Mark 15:16 is rendered "common hall" (Matt. 27:27, marg., "governor's house"), "judgment hall," (John 18:28, 33, marg., "Pilate's house", 19:9; Acts 23:35), "palace" (Phil. 1:13). This is properly a military word. It denotes (1) the general's tent or headquarters; (2) the governor's residence, as in Acts 23:35 (R.V., "palace"); and (3) the praetorian guard (See PALACE ØT0002827), or the camp or quarters of the praetorian cohorts (Acts 28:16), the imperial guards in immediate attendance on the emperor, who was "praetor" or commander-in-chief.
Our praetorium, which no base action has ever denied, shall be open to all.
In the middle of a Roman fortress was the praetorium or general's quarters.
The side of the square of the praetorium, therefore, is 200 feet.
Then came the order from the praetorium,—not to advance the standards, but to man the rampart and to repel.
It was early, and they themselves didn't enter into the praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
The general's tent was called the praetorium, and the entrance to the camp in front of his tent was called the Praetorian Gate.
Again, following he outline of John, we may consider the events as they happened alternately outside and inside of the praetorium.
But they did not enter the praetorium themselves, so that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
Principia or, as it is often (though perhaps less correctly) styled by moderns, praetorium.
But Artaban and the girl whom he had ransomed crouched helpless beneath the wall of the praetorium.