What does Praetorian mean?

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priˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-Prae·to·ri·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  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.


  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 Dictionary

  1. Praetorian(adj)

    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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