Definition of Pretor

1. Noun. An annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic.

Exact synonyms: Praetor
Generic synonyms: Judge, Jurist, Justice
Derivative terms: Praetorial, Praetorian, Praetorship, Pretorial, Pretorian, Pretorian



Definition of Pretor

1. n. A civil officer or magistrate among the ancient Romans.

Definition of Pretor

1. Noun. (defdate 15th–17th CC., 20th C.–present) (alternative spelling of prætor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pretor

1. praetor [n -S] - See also: praetor

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Literary usage of Pretor

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1. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"pretor ; the principal Roman magistrate, next after the consul. ... The pretor was chosen in the same manner as the consuls, and was therefore called mili ..."

2. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America by John Adams (1794)
"The pretor had the lame prerogatives and authorities which the ... came to an election of a foreigner for a pretor, pretor ..."

3. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1838)
"pretor ; the principal Roman magistrate, next after the consul. ... The pretor was chosen in the same manner as the consuls, and was therefore called ..."

4. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams, Charles Francis Adams (1865)
"Of right, according to the statute, a pretor could not be elected from the place of the antecedent pretor; yet this was sometimes practised ; but he must ..."

5. Report of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction, at the First Session by William Pitt Fessenden, Thaddeus Stevens, United States Congress (1866)
"I think it would prevent it; I think northern men would mush pretor to look to Congress than to the public sentiment of Alabama tor protection. Question. ..."

6. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life by John Adams (1851)
"The pretor might be elected from any city, at the pleasure of the council, ... Of right, according to the statute, a pretor could not be elected from the ..."

7. The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh, Kt. by Sir Walter Raleigh, William Oldys, Thomas Birch (1829)
"He sent messengers craving access unto the pretor; before whom, having lamented his folly past, (which, excepting the dishonesty, was not so great as his ..."

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