[ pree-tawr-ee-uhm ]

  1. Roman History.

    • Usually Prae·to·ri·um . the palace of a provincial governor or of the consul or emperor.

    • Often Prae·to·ri·um . the tent or building occupied by the general or commanding officer in a military camp.

  2. a large, imposing official building or residence.

Origin of praetorium

First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin, equivalent to praetor + -ium
  • Sometimes pre·to·ri·um .

Words Nearby praetorium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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