Definición de praetor en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈprēdər/
(also pretor)


Roman History
Each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Quaestors, praetors, and consuls were often employed after their year of office at Rome as ‘pro-magistrates’ to administer the provinces of the Roman empire.
  • Recall that legal procedures of the chthonic tradition were essentially open ones; there were no barriers such as the praetor of roman law or the chancellor (keeper of the writs) of the common law.
  • Once again, elections were held for aedile, praetor, quaestor and the other traditional offices of the Republic.



Pronunciación: /ˌprēˈtôrēəl/


Pronunciación: /ˈprētərˌSHip/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • After his praetorship he defeated Spartacus, but Pompey, after crucifying many fugitives, claimed credit for the victory, deeply offending Crassus.
  • As an individual aged he could expect to hold increasingly senior posts: the quaestorship at twenty-seven, praetorship in his late thirties and the consulship at forty-two.
  • Other magistracies, the aedileship and the tribunate of the plebs, might be held between quaestorship and praetorship, but were not obligatory.


From Latin praetor, perhaps from prae 'before' + it- 'gone' (from the verb ire).

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División en sílabas: prae·tor

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