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Meaning of praetorian

prae•to•ri•an

Pronunciation: (prē-tôr'ē-un, -tōr'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to a praetor.
  2. (often cap.) noting or pertaining to the Praetorian Guard.
—n.
  1. a person having the rank of praetor or ex-praetor.
  2. (often cap.) a soldier of the Praetorian Guard.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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