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Definitions for Praetorian
priˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-prae·to·ri·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Praetorian Guard, Praetorianadjective

    a member of the Praetorian Guard

  2. praetorian, praetorial, pretorian, pretorialadjective

    of or relating to a Roman praetor

    "praetorial powers"

  3. Praetorian, Pretorianadjective

    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.


  1. Praetoriannoun

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

  2. praetoriannoun

    A praetor

  3. praetorianadjective

    Of or pertaining to a praetor

  4. praetorianadjective

    Corruptly mercenary and venal


  1. praetorian

    A praetorian originally refers to a type of elite imperial guard in ancient Rome. The term is now used generically for a privileged special guard or protective entourage, often associated with autocratic power. It can also refer to someone who is involved in intrigue or manipulation within a political system or organization.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Praetorianadjective

    see Pretorian

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Praetorian in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Praetorian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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