- 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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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.The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six
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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