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praetorian guard
American English: /prəˈtɔriən ɡɑrd/

noun

  • the praetorian guard
    la guardia pretoriana
    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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