[pree-tek-stuh] /priˈtɛk stə/
noun, plural praetextae
[pree-tek-stee] /priˈtɛk sti/ (Show IPA)
(in ancient Rome) a white toga with a broad purple border, worn by priests and magistrates as an official costume, and by certain other Romans as ceremonial dress.
a similar garment worn by a boy until he assumed the toga virilis, or by a girl until she married.
[pree-ter] /ˈpri tər/ noun 1. (in the ancient Roman republic) one of a number of elected magistrates charged chiefly with the administration of civil justice and ranking next below a consul. /ˈpriːtə; -tɔː/ noun 1. (in ancient Rome) any of several senior magistrates ranking just below the consuls n. elected magistrate in ancient Rome (subordinate […]
[pree-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /priˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a . 2. (often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to the Praetorian Guard. noun 3. a person having the rank of or ex-praetor. 4. (often initial capital letter) a soldier of the Praetorian Guard. /priːˈtɔːrɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to […]
noun, Roman History. 1. the bodyguard of a military commander, especially the imperial guard stationed in Rome. noun 1. the bodyguard of the Roman emperors, noted for its political corruption, which existed from 27 bc to 312 ad 2. a member of this bodyguard Praetorian Guard [(pree-tawr-ee-uhn)] In the ancient Roman Empire, the emperor’s bodyguard. […]
[pree-tawr-ee-uh-niz-uh m, -tohr-] /priˈtɔr i əˌnɪz əm, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun 1. the control of a society by force or fraud, especially when exercised through titular officials and by a powerful minority.