What does praetorium mean?

Definitions for praetorium

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. praetorium, pretorium(noun)

    the tent of an ancient Roman general

Webster Dictionary

  1. Praetorium(noun)

    see Pretorium


  1. Praetorium

    The Latin term praetorium — or prœtorium or pretorium — originally signified a general’s tent within a Roman castra, castellum, or encampment. It derived from the name of one of the chief Roman magistrates, the praetor. The general’s war council would meet within this tent, thus acquiring an administrative and juridical meaning that was carried over into the Byzantine Empire, where the praitōrion was the residence of a city's governor. The term was also used for the emperor's headquarters and other large residential buildings or palaces. The name would also be used to identify the praetorian camp and praetorian troops stationed in Rome. A general's bodyguard was known as the cohors praetoriae, out of which developed the Praetorian Guard, the emperor's bodyguard.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of praetorium in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of praetorium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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