Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The administrative capital of South Africa, in the northeast part of the country north of Johannesburg. Founded in 1855, it became the capital of Transvaal in 1860 and capital of South Africa in 1910.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of pretorium.

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  • proper noun The administrative capital of South Africa. South Africa has two other capitals: the legislative capital Cape Town and the judicial capital Bloemfontein.

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

  • noun city in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa

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Examples

  • PRETORIA - South African President Nelson Mandela left Pretoria for a five-day tour of Gulf states and talks with rulers and ministers, his spokesman said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA - Pope John Paul II will visit South Africa later this year, a spokesman at the Vatican embassy in Pretoria said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA: President Nelson Mandela's African National Congress suffered a setback in its race to win control of local government across South Africa when the conservative National Party (NP) captured Pretoria, the administrative capital.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA, June 10 (Reuter) - President Nelson Mandela was involved in crisis talks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday to help defuse unrest in South African prisons, a presidential spokesman said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA, April 25 (Reuter) - Three whites in a speeding car threw a bomb at a crowded Pretoria restaurant on Monday night killing two blacks, witnesses said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA - A southern African "task force" met in Pretoria to discuss how to help end a military crisis in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA, Sept 8 (Reuter) - Police have smashed another car hijacking syndicate in Pretoria -- the third in two months -- and expect a significant reduction in crime in the area, a senior officer said on Thursday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA Oct 2a About 700 former Bophuthatswana police marched on the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Courts north of Pretoria on Thursday to hand in a memorandum of demands, SABC radio news reports.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA, Sept 28 (Reuter) - The all-white city council of Pretoria on Wednesday agreed to rename its airport route after President

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • PRETORIA, March 22 (Reuter) - South Africa's new president will be sworn-in on May 10 in Pretoria, the Transitional Executive

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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