Definitions for praetorianpriˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Praetorian Guard, Praetorian(adj)

    a member of the Praetorian Guard

  2. praetorian, praetorial, pretorian, pretorial(adj)

    of or relating to a Roman praetor

    "praetorial powers"

  3. Praetorian, Pretorian(adj)

    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.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Praetorian(Noun)

    A special bodyguard force used by Roman emperors. The symbol of the Praetorian Guard was the scorpion.

  2. praetorian(Noun)

    A praetor

  3. praetorian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a praetor

  4. praetorian(Adjective)

    Corruptly mercenary and venal

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Praetorian(adj)

    see Pretorian


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