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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pretorian  \Pre*to"ri*an\,  a.  [L.  praetorians:  cf  F. 
  pr['e]torien.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  pretor  or  magistrate;  judicial; 
  exercised  by  or  belonging  to  a  pretor;  as  pretorian  power 
  or  authority. 
 
  {Pretorian  bands}  or  {guards},  or  {Pretorians}  (Rom.  Hist.), 
  the  emperor's  bodyguards,  instituted  by  the  Emperor 
  Augustus  in  nine  cohorts  of  1,000  men  each 
 
  {Pretorian  gate}  (Rom.  Antiq.),  that  one  of  the  four  gates  in 
  a  camp  which  lay  next  the  enemy.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guards  \Guards\  (g[aum]rdz),  n.  pl 
  A  body  of  picked  troops;  as  ``The  Household  Guards.'' 




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