from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A soldier of the pretorian guard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A soldier of the pretorian guard.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a pretor or magistrate; judicial; exercised by, or belonging to, a pretor.
  • adjective (Rom. Hist.) the emperor's bodyguards, instituted by the Emperor Augustus in nine cohorts of 1,000 men each.
  • adjective (Rom. Antiq.) that one of the four gates in a camp which lay next the enemy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Alternative spelling of praetorian.

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

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


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