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Praetorian (adj.)

early 15c., "belonging to the Praetorian Guard," from Latin praetorianus "belonging to a praetor," from praetor (see praetor). Praetorian Guard translates cohors praetoria, the bodyguard troop of a Roman commander or emperor. Hence modern figurative use for "defenders of an existing order."

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Definitions of Praetorian
1
praetorian (adj.)
of or relating to a Roman praetor;
Synonyms: praetorial / pretorian / pretorial
2
Praetorian (n.)
a member of the Praetorian Guard;
Synonyms: Praetorian Guard
3
Praetorian (adj.)
characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality; "a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.;
Synonyms: Pretorian
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