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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.


SynonymsPraetorian


Similarcorrupt


Antonymsincorrupt









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