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or propretor

[proh-pree-ter] /proʊˈpri tər/
noun, Roman History.
an officer who, after having served as praetor in Rome, was sent to govern a province with praetorial authority.
Origin of propraetor
1570-80; < Latin prōpraetor; see pro-1, praetor
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[proh-pri-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌproʊ prɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
propraetorian, adjective Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The legions of the propraetor of Lugdunensis are already on their way hither, by forced marches from Clusium.

  • Were I propraetor of Britain, I would rule them differently.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • I went to the footraces the other day, and saw the propraetor, but I don't like him.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • That of Titus Otacilius the propraetor was first read in the senate.

  • The procession halted before the building which had been erected from the ruins of the old city as a residence for the propraetor.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • A letter was also written to Quintus Pleminius, the propraetor, with directions that he should assist in the business.

  • Soon after they had finished an officer came in and requested Beric to accompany him to the propraetor.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
  • Lugdunensian Gaul belonged to the imperial provinces, and therefore possessed a propraetor and a larger garrison.

  • I would propose that you should at once enter into negotiations with the propraetor, and start as soon as possible for Lugdunum.

  • The officer assented, and Beric with Boduoc and another subchief followed him to the house of the propraetor.

    Beric the Briton G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for propraetor


(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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