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praetor

noun prae·tor \ˈprē-tər\

Definition of praetor

  1. :  an ancient Roman magistrate ranking below a consul and having chiefly judicial functions

praetorial play \prē-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
praetorship play \ˈprē-tər-ˌship\ noun


Variants of praetor

also pretor \ˈprē-tər\

Origin of praetor

Middle English pretor, from Latin praetor


First Known Use: 15th century


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