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  • noun A special bodyguard force used by Roman emperors. The symbol of the Praetorian Guard was the scorpion.

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Examples

  • And in fact, Latin American politics was often described as Praetorian politics, where coup d'etats were the norm rather than in some ways the exception.

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  • And because they did not think it sufficient to hold the Roman People and the Senate in check, they instituted an army called the Praetorian (Guard), which was kept near the walls of Rome in a fort adjacent to that

    The Art of War

  • Mr Dwyer also worked for a now-defunct company in Oranmore, Co Galway, called Praetorian Security.

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  • After a stand-off between the two armed groups, the President was forced to dissolve his "Praetorian" guard.

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  • After a stand-off between the two armed groups, the President was forced to dissolve his "Praetorian" guard.

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  • Examples of upcoming companies that have benefited from this reverse migration of people and capital include SnapDeal, PubMatic, Makemytrip.com, A Thinking Ape, Praetorian Group, Campfire Labs and the like.

    Dinkar Jain: To India and China, With Love: America to Send Back Her Job-Creating Graduates

  • Examples of upcoming companies that have benefited from this reverse migration of people and capital include SnapDeal, PubMatic, Makemytrip.com, A Thinking Ape, Praetorian Group, Campfire Labs and the like.

    Dinkar Jain: To India and China, With Love: America to Send Back Her Job-Creating Graduates

  • As a teenager, he was conscripted into the Roman army and served in the elite Praetorian Guard, reporting directly to Caesar.

    Shane Claiborne: When Soldiers Become Saints

  • Unless, of course, they want the air time to detail their health care plan – which they don't have because the medical industry doesn't want one, and the Republicans are the Praetorian Guard on this for their benefit.

    Gibbs: In speech, Obama will spell out ideas for health-care bill

  • The black-and-white costumes switch empires, swapping Roman for Napoleonic, and Tito's Praetorian guards are kitted out in gleaming black armor that smacks of 17th-century Spain.

    An Ingeniously Staged 'Nose'

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