pretorian


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pre·to·ri·an

 (prē-tôr′ē-ən)
adj.
Variant of praetorian.
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Adj.1.pretorian - of or relating to a Roman praetor; "praetorial powers"
2.Pretorian - characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality; "a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.
corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
References in classic literature ?
For their men of war; it is a dangerous state, where they live and remain in a body, and are used to donatives; whereof we see examples in the janizaries, and pretorian bands of Rome; but trainings of men, and arming them in several places, and under several commanders, and without donatives, are things of defence, and no danger.
It is undeniable that the Pretorian court controversy, with the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attending and departing freely from the AU Summit in South Africa, by and large over-shadowed the summit's main theme.
Former cabinet members like Hilary Clinton, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta have all told the same story of being unable to break through Obama's pretorian guard and consequent failure to build any close relationship with the president.
Thus the Pretorian guard became more and more important in Rome as Rome became more and more luxurious and feeble.
The Pretorian continued in the same spree post lunch, beginning with a birdie on the 12th, followed by a bogey on the 13th, before signing off his round with a hat-trick of birdies.
A deal has been inked between the Italian Air Force and Alenia Aermacchi to transform up to six C-27J Spartan cargo aircraft into a multimission gunship configuration dubbed as the MC-27J Pretorian.
PISTORIUS TRIAL: Oscar Pistorius, South African "Blade Runner" was taken to the court on Tuesday while Pretorian Court postponed amputee athlete's hearing to August 19th.
Le Roux's season has certainly been a memorable one, after scoring in his first two games, the Pretorian suffered tragedy when, just a few minutes before the start of the game at Tynedale, he discovered his father had been killed in an accident back home.
Raising taxes cost many a Roman Caesar or Pretorian Guard commander their life.
All anyone wanted was the Pretorian Holy Grail, an 80s discostyle spangly wristband - it's surely just a matter of time before they start appearing as souvenirs on eBay.
Something else faded in the early hours of Valentine's Day in the Paralympian's Pretorian home - the respect and admiration the world had for a sporting idol.
Coetzee was hugely unfortunate that his two rivals finished their rounds so strongly - Sergio Garcia birdied his final two holes to match him at 17 under par, before Chris Wood eagled the 18th to defeat them both by a shot - but the Pretorian powerhouse could take great heart from performing so well under pressure.