Definitions for praetorian guard
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Praetorian Guard, Praetorian(noun)
a member of the Praetorian Guard
the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome
The Praetorian Guard was a force of bodyguards used by Roman Emperors. The title was already used during the Roman Republic for the guards of Roman generals, at least since the rise to prominence of the Scipio family around 275 BC. The Guard was dissolved by Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century.
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