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Praetorian

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Praetorian \Pr[ae]*to"ri*an\, adjective See {Pretorian}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

praetorian

adjective

1: of or relating to a Roman praetor; "praetorial powers" [syn: {praetorian}, {praetorial}, {pretorian}, {pretorial}]

2: characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality; "a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr. [syn: {Praetorian}, {Pretorian}]

noun

1: a member of the Praetorian Guard [syn: {Praetorian Guard}, {Praetorian}]


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