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praetorian guard

Syllabification: prae·to·ri·an guard

Definition of praetorian guard in English:

noun

Roman History
The bodyguard of the Roman emperor.
Example sentences
  • Before his return Mucianus had reduced the praetorian guard, enlarged by Vitellius, to approximately its old size, and they were entrusted to Titus on his return.
  • It's far worse than anything that occurred in the Roman empire, until the praetorian guard started to sell the principate.
  • Power is held by a strongman, surrounded by a praetorian guard.…

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