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praetor ōris, m

for * praeitor; prae+1 I-, a leader, head, chief, president, chief magistrate, chief executive, commander : se praetores appellari volebant (the chief magistrates of Capua): maximus, L.: creant praetores, qui exercitui praeessent, generals , N.—In Rome, a praetor, magistrate charged with the administration of justice (first appointed B.C. 367, from the patricians; plebeians became eligible after B.C. 338; after B.C. 264 two were chosen each year, one with jurisdiction over citizens, the other over strangers): urbanus: urbis: cum praetores designati sortirentur, had their jurisdiction assigned by lot : praetor primus centuriis cunctis renunciatus, i. e. appointed first.—A propraetor, ex-praetor as governor of a province : dicto audientem fuisse se praetori.— A proconsul .

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