praetorship


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prae·tor

also pre·tor  (prē′tər)
n.
An annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic, ranking below but having approximately the same functions as a consul.

[Middle English pretor, from Old French, from Latin praetor, perhaps from praeīre, to go before : prae-, pre- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

prae·to′ri·al (prē-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
prae′tor·ship′ n.
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Noun1.praetorship - the office of praetor
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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When the Praetorship was created in 367 BC, the jurisdiction assigned to the Praetor formed part of the Consular Imperium--the jurisdiction, to decide civil disputes.
About a century later, a second praetorship was created.
17) Vespasian's praetorship followed in AD 40, his election coming among the top candidates.