Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The general's tent in an Ancient Roman camp.
  • n. A council of war.
  • n. The official residence of a governor of a province.
  • n. A splendid country seat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The general's tent in a Roman camp; hence, a council of war, because held in the general's tent.
  • n. The official residence of a governor of a province; hence, a place; a splendid country seat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of a Roman camp in which the general's tent stood. See plan under camp.
  • n. The official residence of a provincial governor among the ancient Romans; a hall of justice; a palace.

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

  • n. the tent of an ancient Roman general

Etymologies

Latin praetorium, from praetor. (Wiktionary)

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