praetorian

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adjective prae·to·ri·an \prē-ˈtȯr-ē-ən\
variants: or less commonly

pretorian

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

First Known Use of praetorian

15th century

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