Definition of Praetorians

1. Noun. (plural of Praetorian) ¹



2. Noun. (plural of praetorian) ¹

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Definition of Praetorians

1. praetorian [n] - See also: praetorian

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Praetorians

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

Literary usage of Praetorians

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1. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"His victory was already secure, but the despair of the praetorians might have ... The faithless praetorians, whose resistance was supported only by sullen ..."

2. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1886)
"The praetorians ofl'er to support him.—Fall of Galha. ... But the claims of this upstart were ridiculed by the praetorians themselves, and he soon fell a ..."

3. The History of the Roman Emperors: From Augustus to Constantine by Jean Baptiste Louis Crevier, John Mills (1814)
"Galba declares to them his adoption of Piso,39. two tribunes belonging to them broke, 41. the praetorians easily worked up to a mutiny against Galba, ..."

4. The History of the Roman Emperors: From Augustus to Constantine by Jean Baptiste Louis Crévier, John Mills (1814)
"Severus prevails with the praetorians to abandon Didius. Death of Di- dius. ... He disbands the praetorians. Makes his entry into Rome. ..."

5. History of the Roman People by Charles Seignobos (1902)
"The praetorians were chosen from among the veteran soldiers and received double ... The praetorians themselves were the ones to be feared (see page 299). ..."

6. A history of the Romans under the empire by Charles Merivale (1865)
"The praetorians carry off Claudius to their camp and swear allegiance to him.—The senate yields and accepts him as emperor.—He proclaims an amnesty, ..."

7. Ridpath's History of the World: Being an Account of the Principal Events in by John Clark Ridpath (1910)
"The Senate was surprised to find one of its own members again named for the throne, and the praetorians were well satisfied to have their old commander ..."

8. History of Liberty by Samuel Eliot (1853)
"In vain did he select from their ranks a body to which he gave the name of praetorians, and for a portion of which, as his guard, he marked out quarters ..."

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