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praetorian

[ pree-tawr-ee-uhn, -tohr- ]
/ priˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr- /
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adjective
of or relating to a praetor.
(often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to the Praetorian Guard.
noun
a person having the rank of praetor or ex-praetor.
(often initial capital letter) a soldier of the Praetorian Guard.
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Origin of praetorian

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Latin word praetōriānus.See praetor, -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for praetorian (1 of 2)

praetorian

pretorian

/ (priːˈtɔːrɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to a praetor
noun
a person holding praetorian rank; a praetor or ex-praetor

British Dictionary definitions for praetorian (2 of 2)

Praetorian

Pretorian

/ (priːˈtɔːrɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to the Praetorian Guard
(sometimes not capital) resembling the Praetorian Guard, esp with regard to corruption
noun
a member of the Praetorian Guard
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