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English adjective: pretorian

1. pretorian of or relating to a Roman praetor

SamplesPraetorial powers.

Synonymspraetorial, praetorian, pretorial

2. Pretorian 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.




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