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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Variant of praetorian.

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  • adj. Alternative spelling of praetorian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a pretor or magistrate; judicial; exercised by, or belonging to, a pretor.
  • n. A soldier of the pretorian guard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a pretor; exercised by a pretor; judicial: as, pretorian authority; also, of or pertaining to a pretorium.
  • Of or belonging to the bodyguard of a Roman emperor.
  • n. A soldier of the pretorian guard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
  • adj. of or relating to a Roman praetor

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