pretor


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pre·tor

 (prē′tər)
n.
Variant of praetor.

pretor

(ˈpriːtə)
n
(Historical Terms) a variant spelling of praetor

prae•tor

or pre•tor

(ˈpri tər)

n.
an elected magistrate in ancient Rome ranking next below a consul, charged chiefly with the administration of civil justice.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pretor < Latin praetor, for *praeitor=*praei-, variant s. of praeīre to go before, lead (prae- prae- + īre to go) + -tor -tor]
prae•to′ri•al (-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
prae′tor•ship`, n.
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Noun1.pretor - an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
judge, jurist, justice - a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice