propraetor

or pro·pre·tor

[ proh-pree-ter ]
/ proʊˈpri tər /

noun Roman History.

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

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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
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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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