[pree-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /priˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/
of or relating to a .
(often initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to the Praetorian Guard.
a person having the rank of or ex-praetor.
(often initial capital letter) a soldier of the Praetorian Guard.
of or relating to a praetor
a person holding praetorian rank; a praetor or ex-praetor
of or relating to the Praetorian Guard
(sometimes not capital) resembling the Praetorian Guard, esp with regard to corruption
a member of the Praetorian Guard
early 15c., from Latin praetorianus “belonging to a praetor,” from praetor (see praetor). Praetorian Guard is from cohors praetoria, the bodyguard troop of a Roman commander or emperor. Hence modern figurative use for “defenders of an existing order.”
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.
The Greek word (praitorion) thus rendered in Mark 15:16 is rendered “common hall” (Matt. 27:27, marg., “governor’s house”), “judgment hall,” (John 18:28, 33, marg., “Pilate’s house”, 19:9; Acts 23:35), “palace” (Phil. 1:13). This is properly a military word. It denotes (1) the general’s tent or headquarters; (2) the governor’s residence, as in Acts 23:35 (R.V., […]
[pree-tawr-ee-uh s, ‐tohr‐] /priˈtɔr i əs, ‐ˈtoʊr‐/ noun 1. Michael (Michael Schultheiss) 1571–1621, German composer, organist, and theorist. /German prɛˈtoːriʊs/ noun 1. Michael (ˈmɪçaeːl). 1571–1621, German composer and musicologist, noted esp for his description of contemporary musical practices and instruments, Syntagma musicum (1615–19)