Praetorian-guard



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.

Note: The term is sometimes applied to the inner circle of advisers to a major political figure.

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