praetorial powers. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
One did not usually refuse a praetorial request, even at one removed; such were assumed by the prudent to have the force of an order. From Wordnik.com. [Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages] Reference
They were from the Taman Guards division, ceremonial troops with minimal weapons training-a praetorial guard without teeth, like many ceremonial units they practiced parading and boot-shining and looking like soldiers, though at Alabino they did have a full divisional set of tanks and guns. From Wordnik.com. [Red Storm Rising]
Antiochus, who was of a loyal and unsiui - pecting disposition, never dreaming of his vile intentions, orders his servants to carry it well packed, and with as much secrecy as possible, to the praetorial palace. From Wordnik.com. [The two last pleadings of Marcus Tullius Cicero against Caius Verres;] Reference
Can it be a matter of difficulty to plead against him, who, as he passed a city, or - dered his litter to wait for a moment, and plun - dered the inhabitants from door to door, not by any under-hand tricks, but openly, by one man - date, by a professed exercise of praetorial autho - rity? '. From Wordnik.com. [The two last pleadings of Marcus Tullius Cicero against Caius Verres;] Reference
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