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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in a specific Guard with respect to corruption or political venality.

Usage examples (37)
  • The military roads were under the pretors, and were called pretorian roads; and the public roads for travel and commercial traffic were under the consuls, and were...
  • Perhennis capteine of the emperors gard (or pretorian souldiers as they were then called) bearing all the rule vnder the emperor
  • The pretorian bands stood in order of battell armed in the field that laie before their lodgings, through which field Caratake shuld come.
  • But as for saying anything to the emperor to prevent the expedition, no one dared to do this except John the Cappadocian, the pretorian prefect, for more
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