variants: or less commonly pretorium \ prēˈtōrēəm \
plural -s

Definition of praetorium

1a : an ancient Roman general's tent in a camp
b : a council of war held in such a tent
2a : the official residence of an ancient Roman governor
b : a splendid countryseat or a palatial residence especially in ancient Rome

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History and Etymology for praetorium

Latin praetorium, from neuter of praetorius of a praetor

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“Praetorium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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