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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Of or relating to an ancient Roman magistrate ranking below a consul. Resembling or characteristic of certain Roman soldiers especially in respect to corruption or political venality

Usage examples (33)
  • A large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
  • Prefect, praetorian prefect (lit. "of the court"),
  • The praetorian edicts forbade slaves to carry arms.
  • Chavez has turned much of the armed forces into a praetorian guard. for more
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