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praetor (n.)

elected magistrate in ancient Rome (subordinate to consuls), early 15c., from Latin praetor "one who goes before;" originally "a consul as leader of an army," from prae "before" (from PIE root *per- (1) "forward," hence "in front of, before") + root of ire "to go" (from PIE root *ei- "to go").

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Definitions of praetor from WordNet

praetor (n.)
an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic;
Synonyms: pretor
From wordnet.princeton.edu