Pretorius


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Pre·to·ri·us

 (prĭ-tôr′ē-əs), Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus 1798-1853.
Afrikaner soldier and politician who led the defeat of the Zulus (1838) and negotiated the independence of the Transvaal (1852). His son Marthinus Wessels Pretorius (1819-1901) founded Pretoria (1855) and was president of the Transvaal (1857-1871) as well as the Orange Free State (1859-1863).

Pretorius

(prɪˈtɔːrɪəs)
n
1. (Biography) Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus (ˈɑndriːs wɪlˈhɛlmys jaːˈkoːbys). 1799–1853, a Boer leader in the Great Trek (1838) to escape British sovereignty; he also led an expedition to the Transvaal (1848). The town Pretoria was named after him
2. (Biography) his son, Marthinus Wessels (marˈtiːnys ˈwɛsəls). 1819–1901, first president of the South African Republic (1857–71) and of the Orange Free State (1859–63)

Pre•to•ri•us

(prɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-)

n.
Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus, 1799–1853, and his son Marthinus Wessels, 1819–1901, Boer soldiers and statesmen in South Africa.
References in periodicals archive ?
JOSH COBB, Adam Rossington and Dwaine Pretorius powered Northamptonshire to a consolation victory at Wantage Road to deny Worcestershire a home quarter-final in the Vitality Blast.
CENTURIES from Dwaine Pretorius and Alex Wakely and an irresistible new-ball spell from Ben Sanderson put Northamptonshire firmly on course for victory against Worcestershire at Wantage Road.
The South African pacers never let the Sri Lankan batsmen settle with Dwaine Pretorius and Kagiso Rabada taking out the top order within the first 12 overs.
The Regional Senior Vice President of Newmont Goldcorp Africa, Mr Alwyn Pretorius, has reiterated the company's stance on creating long term sustainable development in Ghana.
Summary: London [UK], Apr 26 (ANI): South Africa's all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius will be joining the English county Northamptonshire for the upcoming season of Vitality T20 Blast.
KINGS - Tries: D van Schalkwyk, M Willemse; Cons: B Pretorius (2).
South Africa made two changes from the side beaten by eight wickets in Johannesburg on Sunday, bringing in all-rounders Wiaan Mulder and Dwaine Pretorius for batsman David Miller and fast bowler Beuran Hendricks.
Medium-paced all-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo both took two wickets in a disciplined South African bowling performance.
Sneha Kotecha survived a second set scare to advance to the quarter finals after dismissing Suzanie Pretorius of South Africa 6-2,7-5 in the third round of the ongoing ITF East Africa Junior circuit at Nairobi Club.
by Times News ServiceSharmaine Theresa Pretorius, a well known artist, who has already drawn international attention for her paintings of holographic memories.
Luke Pretorius added Endrick's second try early in the second half.
IF anyone is well qualified to help players focus on life beyond rugby, it's Andries Pretorius. That's the work he does on a daily basis in his role as chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Players Association.