pro·​prae·​tor (ˌ)prō-ˈprē-tər How to pronounce propraetor (audio)
variants or propretor
: a praetor of ancient Rome sent out to govern a province

Word History


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

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of propraetor was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Propraetor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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