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Adjective: praetorian  pree'to-ree-un
  1. Of or relating to a Roman praetor
    "praetorian powers";
    - praetorial, pretorian, pretorial
Adjective: Praetorian
  1. 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";
    - Pretorian
Noun: Praetorian
  1. A member of the Praetorian Guard
    - Praetorian Guard

Derived forms: Praetorians

See also: corrupt

Type of: bodyguard, escort

Part of: Praetorian Guard

Encyclopedia: Praetorian