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Praetor  n.  See Pretor.

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"Praetor" Quotes from Famous Books

... Cybele, who delights in sylvan situations. The forlorn air of this garden, with its high and reverend shades, make me imagine it as old as the baths of Dioclesian, which peep over one of its walls. Yes, I am persuaded some consul or praetor dwelt here only fifty years ago. Would to God, our souls might be transported to such solitary spots! where we might glide along the dark alleys together, when bodies were gone to bed. I discovered a little cave that would just suit us; celandine, Venus' hair, and a thousand ...
— Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents • William Beckford

... spoke—ordered that a whistle should be sounded, and that the crew should assemble. I was pleased with the free bearing of these people, for though this was their greatest chief, they showed none of the exaggerated respect which soldiers of a legion might show to the Praetor, but met him on a respectful equality, which showed how highly ...
— The Last Galley Impressions and Tales - Impressions and Tales • Arthur Conan Doyle

... books of Numa would perhaps have been preserved unto this day but for the fanaticism of the people who exhumed and read them; they were promptly burned by Quintus Petilius, the praetor, because (as Cassius Hemina explains) they treated of philosophical subjects, or because, as Livy testifies, their doctrines were inimical ...
— The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac • Eugene Field

Words linked to "Praetor" :   jurist, praetorian, pretorial, praetorial, pretor, pretorian, justice, judge

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