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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The tent of an ancient Roman general.

Usage examples (12)
  • He was of noble descent, his father and grandfather being Christians and prefects of the pretorium of the Gauls.
  • The local tradition remained constant, showing at all times up to the present day the pretorium of Pilate to have been in the Antonia.
  • Caiphas and the pretorium of Pilate had remained "unto that day a heap of ruins by the might of Him who hung upon the Cross" (Catech., xiii, xxxviii, xxxix).
  • When he girt the new prefect of the pretorium with the immemorial sword, he addressed him in copy-book phrases -- "If I rule wisely, use it for me; unwisely, against me." for more
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