propraetor

noun
pro·​prae·​tor | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈprē-tər How to pronounce propraetor (audio) \
variants: or propretor

Definition of propraetor

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

First Known Use of propraetor

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propraetor

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

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Cite this Entry

“Propraetor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propraetor. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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