praetorium

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praetorium

(priːˈtɔːrɪəm)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (in Roman history) the headquarters or residence of a Roman official, governor or military commander
2. (Historical Terms) (in Roman history) the headquarters of the Praetorian guard
3. (Architecture) any official building, such as a law court, or a monarch's residence
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Noun1.praetorium - the tent of an ancient Roman generalpraetorium - the tent of an ancient Roman general
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
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