Synonyms of praetorian


1. Praetorian Guard, Praetorian, bodyguard, escort

usage: a member of the Praetorian Guard


1. praetorian, praetorial, pretorian, pretorial

usage: of or relating to a Roman praetor; "praetorial powers"

2. Praetorian, Pretorian, corrupt (vs. incorrupt)

usage: characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality; "a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.

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Definition and meaning of praetorian (Dictionary)