Pretorius

biographical name
Pre·​to·​ri·​us | \ pri-ˈtȯr-ē-əs How to pronounce Pretorius (audio) \

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Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus 1798–1853 and his son Marthinus Wessels 1819–1901 South African Dutch colonizers and soldiers

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“Pretorius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pretorius. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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