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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic.

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  • Cicero, who was praetor that year (the praetor was the magistrate next in rank to the consul), defended Cluentius, and told his client's whole story.
  • The status quo account of zilχ, for instance, is that it's the word for 'praetor' and thus an animate noun.
  • Now perhaps zil simply means something to the effect of "to put in power" however the above inscription does not indicate a noun meaning "praetor".
  • But Sulla hoped to be elected praetor in a year's time. for more
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