Definitions for praetorianpriˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-
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Praetorian Guard, Praetorian(adj)
a member of the Praetorian Guard
praetorian, praetorial, pretorian, pretorial(adj)
of or relating to a Roman praetor
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.
A special bodyguard force used by Roman emperors. The symbol of the Praetorian Guard was the scorpion.
Of or pertaining to a praetor
Corruptly mercenary and venal
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