propraetor

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noun pro·prae·tor \(ˌ)prō-ˈprē-tər\

Definition of propraetor

  1. :  a praetor of ancient Rome sent out to govern a province

Variants of propraetor

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propretor

Origin and Etymology of propraetor

Latin propraetor, from pro- (as in proconsul) + praetor


First Known Use: 1579

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