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English adjective: praetorian

1. praetorian of or relating to a Roman praetor


SamplesPraetorial powers.


Synonymspraetorial, pretorial, pretorian

2. Praetorian characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality


SamplesA large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble.


SynonymsPretorian


Similarcorrupt


Antonymsincorrupt


English noun: Praetorian

1. Praetorian (person) a member of the Praetorian Guard


SynonymsPraetorian Guard


Broader (hypernym)bodyguard, escort


Member meronymPraetorian Guard









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