HyperDic: praetorian

English > 3 senses of the word praetorian / Praetorian:
ADJECTIVEpertpraetorian, praetorial, pretorian, pretorialof or relating to a Roman praetor
allPraetorian, Pretoriancharacteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
NOUNperson Praetorian, Praetorian Guarda member of the Praetorian Guard
praetorian / Praetorian > pronunciation
Soundspriytao'riyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > praetorian: 3 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to a Roman praetor.
Synonymspraetorial, pretorian, pretorial
Spanishpretorial, pretoriano
Nounspraetoran annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
English > Praetorian: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcharacteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality.
SynonymPretorian
Broadercorruptlacking in integrity
English > Praetorian: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of the Praetorian Guard.
SynonymPraetorian Guard
Member ofPraetorian GuardThe elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome
Broaderbodyguard, escortsomeone who escorts and protects a prominent person
Spanishguarda pretoriano

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