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From Latin praetorium, from praetor.


pretorium (plural pretoriums)

  1. The general's tent in an Ancient Roman camp.
  2. (by extension) A council of war.
  3. The official residence of a governor of a province.
  4. (by extension, dated) A splendid country seat.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pretorium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)