proprætorship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

proprætor +‎ -ship

Noun[edit]

proprætorship (plural proprætorships)

  1. Alternative spelling of propraetorship.
    • 1755: Julius Cæsar [aut.] and William Duncan [tr.], The Commentaries of Cæsar, translated into English, volume 2, page 125
      It was then propoſed in the Senate, that Troops ſhould be raiſed over all Italy; that Fauſtus Sylla ſhould be ſent Proprætor into Mauritania; that Pompey ſhould be ſupplied with Money out of the publick Treaſury; and that King Juba ſhould be declared Friend and Ally of the People of Rome: but Marcellus oppoſed the laſt of theſe; and Philippus, Tribune of the People, would not agree to the Proprætorſhip of Sylla.
    • 1803: Sir Robert Atkyns, The History of the County of Gloucester, page xxii
      About five years afterwards, Ostorius Scapula succeeded to the proprætorship, in the room of Plautius.
    • 1861: Thomas Wright, The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon, page 111
      We are told that a favourite courtier of Probus, named Victorinus Maurusius, had recommended this usurper to the proprætorship, and that, when reproached on this account by the emperor, Victorinus demanded permission to visit Britain.
    • 1901: Francis Marion Crawford, The Rulers of the South: Sicily, Calabria, Malta, volume 1, page 323 (The Macmillan company)
      In 73 b.c. Verres obtained the proprætorship of Sicily by lot.
    • 1912: Frank Frost Abbott, The Common People of Ancient Rome: Studies of Roman Life and Literature, page 245 (Routledge)
      In the following year Cæsar was back in Rome from his successful proprætorship in Spain, and found little difficulty in persuading Pompey and Crassus to join him in forming that political compact which controlled the fortunes of Rome for the next ten years.
    • 1913: Hutton Webster, Ancient History, page 406 (D.C. Heath & Co.)
      In the Cimbric War, Sulla again showed his surpassing skill as a commander. Shortly afterwards he obtained the prætorship, and at the conclusion of his year of office, the proprætorship of Cilicia in Asia Minor.
    • 1953: Frank Burr Marsh [aut.] and Howard Hayes Scullard [aut., ed.], A History of the Roman World from 146 to 30 B.C., page 338 (Methuen; 2nd Ed.)
      […] content with the legitimate profits of his proprætorship in Spain.