or pro·pre·tor


noun Roman History.

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
Related formspro·prae·to·ri·al [proh-pri-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌproʊ prɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, pro·prae·to·ri·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for propraetor

Historical Examples of propraetor

  • Were I propraetor of Britain, I would rule them differently.

    Beric the Briton

    G. A. Henty

  • I went to the footraces the other day, and saw the propraetor, but I don't like him.

    Beric the Briton

    G. A. Henty

  • That of Titus Otacilius the propraetor was first read in the senate.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for propraetor




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

Word Origin for propraetor

Latin, from prō praetōre one who acts for a praetor
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