Definition of Praetors
1. Noun. (plural of praetor) ¹
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Definition of Praetors
1. praetor [n] - See also: praetor
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Literary usage of Praetors
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1922)
"praetors. These magistrates were annually elected in the § 877 comitia centuriata.18 The praetors, like the consuls, wore a purple robe, had a curule chair, ..."
2. Roman Antiquities: Or an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans ...by Alexander Adam, James Boyd, Lorenzo L. Da Ponte by Alexander Adam, James Boyd, Lorenzo L. Da Ponte (1842)
"The two praetors, after their election, determined, by casting lots, which of the two jurisdictions each should exercise. The praetor who administered ..."
3. Roman antiquities: or, An account of the manners and customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam (1835)
"THE praetors at first judged only in civil causes; and only two of them in these, the praetor Urbanus and Peregrinus. The other praetors were sent to govern ..."
4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"There is no evidence that the praetors continued to preside over the standing ... Besides their judicial functions, the praetors, as colleagues of the ..."
5. Roman Antiquities: Or, An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam (1830)
"Inquisitors had the same authority, and seem to have conducted trials with the same formalities and attendants, as the praetors did after the institution of ..."
6. Lectures on Jurisprudence: Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1873)
"XXXV The direct legislative power of the praetors was originally confined ... Such, originally, was the direct legislative power exercised by the praetors. ..."
7. Roman Antiquities: Or an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam, James Boyd, Lorenzo L. Da Ponte (1837)
"WHILE the Roman empire was limited to Italy, there were only two praetors. ... Of these six praetors, two only remained in the city ; the other four, ..."
8. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1806)
"... to the consuls and dictators, th,e sensors and praetors ; and a similar right was assumed by the tribunes of the people, the ediles, and the proconsuls. ..."