Praetorian Guard(redirected from Praetorian Guards)
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1. The elite bodyguard of a Roman emperor, consisting of between 5,000 and 10,000 members.
2. A member of this bodyguard.
[Originally the bodyguard of a praetor or a general.]
1. (Historical Terms) the bodyguard of the Roman emperors, noted for its political corruption, which existed from 27 bc to 312 ad
2. (Historical Terms) a member of this bodyguard
the bodyguard of a military commander of ancient Rome, esp. the bodyguard of the emperor.
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|Noun||1.||Praetorian Guard - a member of the Praetorian Guard |
Praetorian Guard - the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome
|2.||Praetorian Guard - the elite bodyguard of a Roman Emperor in ancient Rome|
bodyguard - a group of men who escort and protect some important person