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Each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul.
- ‘Once again, elections were held for aedile, praetor, quaestor and the other traditional offices of the Republic.’
- ‘Recall that legal procedures of the chthonic tradition were essentially open ones; there were no barriers such as the praetor of roman law or the chancellor (keeper of the writs) of the common law.’
- ‘In fact, the praetors had to ‘bow to the will of the senate’.’
- ‘When Caesar was a praetor, he supported a tribune who wanted Pompey recalled to restore order in Rome.’
- ‘Quaestors, praetors, and consuls were often employed after their year of office at Rome as ‘pro-magistrates’ to administer the provinces of the Roman empire.’
Latin, perhaps from prae ‘before’ + it- ‘gone’ (from the verb ire).
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