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    praetorian - Dictionary definition and meaning for word praetorian

    (noun) a member of the Praetorian Guard
    Synonyms : praetorian guard
    (adj) of or relating to a Roman praetor
    Synonyms : praetorial , pretorial , pretorian
    Example Sentence
    • praetorial powers
    (adj) characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
    Synonyms : pretorian
    Example Sentence
    • a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble
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