[pree-ter] /ˈpri tər/

(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/
(in ancient Rome) any of several senior magistrates ranking just below the consuls

elected magistrate in ancient Rome (subordinate to consuls), early 15c., from Latin praetor “one who goes before;” originally “a consul as leader of an army,” from prae “before” (see pre-) + root of ire “to go” (see ion).

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