- an officer who, after having served as praetor in Rome, was sent to govern a province with praetorial authority.
Origin of propraetor
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Examples from the Web for propraetor
Were I propraetor of Britain, I would rule them differently.
I went to the footraces the other day, and saw the propraetor, but I don't like him.
That of Titus Otacilius the propraetor was first read in the senate.
Caius Calpurnius, who held that province as propraetor, had written word that the Arretians had originated such a scheme.
A letter was also written to Quintus Pleminius, the propraetor, with directions that he should assist in the business.
- (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
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