from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a praetor or the praetorship.
- adj. Of or belonging to the Praetorian Guard.
- adj. Venal; corruptible: "A large praetorian bureaucracy, filled with ambitious, possessive . . . and often sycophantic people, makes work and makes trouble” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
- n. A praetor or ex-praetor.
- n. A member of the Praetorian Guard.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to a praetor
- adj. Corruptly mercenary and venal
- n. A praetor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See pretorian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
- n. a member of the Praetorian Guard
- adj. of or relating to a Roman praetor
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