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praetorian

adjective prae·to·ri·an \prē-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\

Definition of praetorian

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of, forming, or resembling the Roman imperial bodyguard

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a praetor

praetorian noun often capitalized


15th Century

First Known Use of praetorian

15th century

Variants of praetorian

also pretorian \prē-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\

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