Definition of Praetorial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a Roman praetor. "Praetorial powers"

Exact synonyms: Praetorian, Pretorial, Pretorian
Partainyms: Praetor, Praetor, Praetor, Praetor
Derivative terms: Praetor, Praetor, Praetor, Praetor, Pretor



Definition of Praetorial

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Praetorial

praesidium
praesidiums
praeter-
praeterist
praeterists
praeteritio
praeterition
praetermit
praetermits
praetermitted
praetermitting
praeternature
praetexta
praetor
praetores
praetorial (current term)
praetorian
praetorians
praetorium
praetors
praetorship
praetorships
praevocalic
praezygapophyses
praezygapophysis
pragma
pragmalinguist
pragmalinguistic
pragmalinguists
pragmas

Literary usage of Praetorial

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1. The Two Last Pleadings of Marcus Tullius Cicero Against Caius Verres by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1812)
"Read his praetorial journal. (Here the decree from the journal of the frato- rial administrations is read in court.) He says he acquiesced willingly, ..."

2. History of the City of Chester, from Its Foundation to the Present Time by Joseph Hemingway (1831)
"In this was assembled the principal court of justice, judicial determinations were made by the praetor, and the imperial decrees and praetorial decrees ..."

3. Advancement of Learning: And Novum Organum by Francis Bacon, James Edwin Creighton (1900)
"The courts that regard the former, we call censorial, or courts of justice; and those that regard the latter, praetorial, of courts of equity. 34. ..."

4. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1869)
"judged according to the standing laws of the republic, aided by those occasional declarations of law called tiie praetorial edicts. ..."

5. The World in the Middle Ages: An Historical Geography, with Accounts of the by Adolphus Louis Koeppen (1856)
"Each of the two empires was divided into Prefectures, governed by praetorial ... urbis—enjoyed a power similar, at least, to that of the praetorial ..."

6. The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1901)
"For, as the prince came alone to possess all that was by a proper title either imperial or praetorial authority, the ancient praetors dwindled into his ..."

7. Cambrian Register (1818)
"This praefect acted as an tedile, and therefore had the whole praetorial authority over the town and its vicinity or dependencies delegated to him. ..."

8. The Nation: The Foundations of Civil Order and Political Life in the United by Elisha Mulford (1870)
"... it brought an immediate security, and there was a check upon the frauds and corruptions of a praetorial and proconsular administration ; it relieved ..."

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