propraetor

or pro·pre·tor

[ proh-pree-ter ]
/ proʊˈpri tər /
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noun Roman History.

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

Nearby words

  1. propound,
  2. propoxur,
  3. propoxyphene,
  4. propr,
  5. propr.,
  6. propraetorial,
  7. propranolol,
  8. propria,
  9. proprietary,
  10. proprietary colony

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

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British Dictionary definitions for propraetor

propraetor

propretor

/ (prəʊˈpriːtə) /

noun

(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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