or pro·pre·tor

[ proh-pree-ter ]

nounRoman History.
  1. an officer who, after having served as praetor in Rome, was sent to govern a province with praetorial authority.

Origin of propraetor

1570–80; <Latin prōpraetor;see pro-1, praetor

Other words from propraetor

  • pro·prae·to·ri·al [proh-pri-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌproʊ prɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, pro·prae·to·ri·an, adjective

Words Nearby propraetor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use propraetor in a sentence

  • I would propose that you should at once enter into negotiations with the propraetor, and start as soon as possible for Lugdunum.

  • The legions of the propraetor of Lugdunensis are already on their way hither, by forced marches from Clusium.

  • Domitian knew only of the advance of the propraetor, and still supposed that it was in fulfilment of his own orders.

  • Lugdunensian Gaul belonged to the imperial provinces, and therefore possessed a propraetor and a larger garrison.

  • The procession halted before the building which had been erected from the ruins of the old city as a residence for the propraetor.

    Beric the Briton | G. A. Henty

British Dictionary definitions for propraetor



/ (prəʊˈpriːtə) /

  1. (in ancient Rome) a citizen, esp an ex-praetor, granted a praetor's imperium to be exercised outside Rome, esp in the provinces

Origin of propraetor

Latin, from prō praetōre one who acts for a praetor

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