praetorium

noun

prae·​to·​ri·​um
variants or less commonly pretorium
prēˈtōrēəm
plural -s
1
a
: an ancient Roman general's tent in a camp
b
: a council of war held in such a tent
2
a
: the official residence of an ancient Roman governor
b
: a splendid countryseat or a palatial residence especially in ancient Rome

Word History

Etymology

Latin praetorium, from neuter of praetorius of a praetor

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“Praetorium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/praetorium. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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