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or pre·tor·ship

  1. the office of a praetor.
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Origin of praetorship

First recorded in 1535–45; praetor + -ship
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Examples from the Web for praetorship

Historical Examples of praetorship

  • The praetorship of the city was a very high municipal office.

    History of Julius Caesar

    Jacob Abbott

  • No one could be Praetor without having first been Quaestor, or Consul without having held the praetorship.

  • With the like indolence he held the Praetorship, and in the same quiet and silence.

  • For he rose no higher than the praetorship, but published a large and not uninteresting history.

  • The quaestorship might be spent in one, the praetorship and the consulship were sure to be followed by a year abroad.

    The Private Life of the Romans

    Harold Whetstone Johnston