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Adjective: pretorian  pree'to-ree-un
  1. Of or relating to a Roman praetor
    "pretorian powers";
    - praetorian, praetorial, pretorial
Adjective: Pretorian
  1. Characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
    "a large Pretorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble";
    - Praetorian

See also: corrupt

Encyclopedia: Pretorian