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praetorium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n praetorium the tent of an ancient Roman general
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Praetorium the official residence of the Roman prætor, proconsul, or governor in a province: the general's tent in a camp: the council of officers who attended the general and met in his tent
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. prætor, for præitorpræ, before, īre, itum, to go.

Usage

In literature:

Compare the learned Dissertation of M. Biener, De Salvii Juliani meritis in Edictum Praetorium recte aestimandis.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 4" by Edward Gibbon
But Artaban and the girl whom he had ransomed crouched helpless beneath the wall of the Praetorium.
"The Blue Flower, and Others" by Henry van Dyke
But they did not enter the Praetorium themselves, so that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
"The Gospels in Four Part Harmony" by J. Clontz
At the Roomburg Canal, perhaps the site of the old Praetorium, and at Katwyk.
"The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete" by Georg Ebers
He was an acquaintance of Sir John Clerk of Eldin, the hero of the Praetorium.
"The Antiquary, Volume 1" by Sir Walter Scott
He was an acquaintance of Sir John Clerk of Eldin, the hero of the Praetorium.
"The Antiquary, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
The city itself was constructed of polished stone, with an agora, a theatre, a circus, a praetorium, and a temple to Caesar.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
Evasive answers of that kind are worthless when a mob is surging round the Praetorium.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
Caesar was still standing on the little pulpit before the praetorium.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
He sat in his tribunal (praetorium), condemning to fine, imprisonment, or death.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Our Praetorium, which no base action has ever denied, shall be open to all.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
And he commanded him to be kept in the praetorium of Herod.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
Burrus was the commander of the life-guards, or as the office was called in those days, prefect of the praetorium.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
And among the ordinary judges, Rufinus, the chief prefect of the praetorium, was conspicuous for this avarice.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
And he commanded them to be kept under guard in Herod's praetorium.
"A Translation of the New Testament from the original Greek" by T. Haweis
Shall He go to the high priest's palace or to Pilate's praetorium and triumph over their dismay?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
It was, as it were, the praetorium of the camp, but moveable.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
I remain at the Praetorium to-night.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
In the passage from the Sanhedrin to the Praetorium, the indictment had completely changed.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
At last the ghastly spectacle of the head and hands of Decebalus is exhibited on a board by two soldiers in front of the Praetorium.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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