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Overview of noun praetorian

The noun praetorian has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Praetorian Guard, Praetorian

(a member of the Praetorian Guard)


Overview of adj praetorian

The adj praetorian has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. praetorian, praetorial, pretorian, pretorial

(of or relating to a Roman praetor; "praetorial powers")

2. Praetorian, Pretorian

(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.)

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