Definitions for praetorˈpri tər

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  1. praetor, pretor(noun)

    an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

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  1. Praetor(noun)

    see Pretor

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  1. Praetor

    Praetor was a title granted by the government of Ancient Rome to men acting in one of two official capacities: the commander of an army; or, an elected magistratus, assigned various duties. The functions of the magistracy, the praetura, are described by the adjective: the praetoria potestas, the praetorium imperium, and the praetorium ius, the legal precedents established by the praetores. Praetorium, as a substantive, denoted the location from which the praetor exercised his authority, either the headquarters of his castra, the courthouse of his judiciary, or the city hall of his provincial governorship.


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