Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of proprætor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A magistrate who, having been pretor at home, was appointed to the government of a province.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman antiquity, a magistrate filling the office and exercising the authority of a pretor, but not holding the titular rank; one who, having discharged the office of pretor at home, was sent into a province to command there with pretorial authority; also, an officer sent extraordinarily into the provinces to conduct the government with the authority of a pretor.

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Examples

  • Nero, however, wished to bring about some reform which would help the masses, and he gave orders in an edict that the rates of all the vectigalia be published; that at Rome the pretor, and in the provinces the propretor and proconsul, should summarily decide all suits against the tax-farmers and that the soldiers should be exempt from these same vectigalia.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • Nero, however, wished to bring about some reform which would help the masses, and he gave orders in an edict that the rates of all the _vectigalia_ be published; that at Rome the pretor, and in the provinces the propretor and proconsul, should summarily decide all suits against the tax-farmers and that the soldiers should be exempt from these same _vectigalia_.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • Born in 100 B.C.; assassinated in 44; famous as general, statesman, orator, and writer; served in Mitylene in 80; captured by pirates in 76; questor in 68; pontifex maximus in 63; propretor in Spain in 61; member of the First

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