praetorium

noun prae·to·ri·um \prēˈtōrēəm\
variants: less commonly

pretorium

\prēˈtōrēəm\

Definition of praetorium

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  an ancient Roman general's tent in a camp b :  a council of war held in such a tent

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of praetorium

Latin praetorium, from neuter of praetorius of a praetor — more at praetorian


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