Definition of Pretoria

1. Noun. City in the Transvaal; the seat of the executive branch of the government of South Africa.

Exact synonyms: Capital Of South Africa
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Republic Of South Africa, South Africa

Definition of Pretoria

1. Proper noun. The administrative capital of South Africa. South Africa has two other capitals: the legislative capital Cape Town and the judicial capital Bloemfontein. ¹

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Literary usage of Pretoria

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"The geological survey of the north-eastern portions of the pretoria ... The geology of pretoria Holmes, GG The geology of the south-western Transvaal. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"pretoria, since 1916, is the administrative seat of the newly constituted ... pretoria was founded in 1855, and was named in honor of Andries Pretorius, ..."

3. South Africa: Its History, Heroes and Wars by William Douglas Mackenzie, Alfred Stead (1899)
"pretoria. The fact that pretoria is the recognized capital of the Transvaal ... However, it makes very little difference since pretoria has been the seat of ..."

4. A History of England and the British Empire by Arthur Donald Innes (1915)
"While Roberts was advancing on pretoria, Buller in the east had forced his way ... They still held the northern railway from pretoria to Delagoa Bay and ..."

5. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Thomas Benfield Harbottle (1903)
"pretoria Convention. A convention signed in 1881, after the Majuba disaster, between Great Britain and the Transvaal. The Transvaal was granted complete ..."

6. A Narrative of the Boer War: Its Causes and Results by Thomas Fortescue Carter (1896)
"THE SIEGE OF pretoria. TO give anything like a fair description of the country which separates Heidelberg from pretoria, would involve me (now writing at ..."

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