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Meaning of "praetorium" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRAETORIUM

praetorium  [priːˈtɔːrɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRAETORIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Praetorium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRAETORIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

praetorium

Praetorium

The Latin term praetorium — or prœtorium or pretorium — originally signified a general’s tent within a Roman castra, castellum, or encampment. It derived from the name of one of the chief Roman magistrates, the praetor. (Praetor (Latin, "leader") was originally the title of the highest-ranking civil servant in the Roman Republic, but later became a position directly below the rank of consul.) The general’s war council would meet within this tent, thus acquiring an administrative and juridical meaning that was carried over into the Byzantine Empire, where the praitōrion was the residence of a city's governor. The term was also used for the emperor's headquarters and other large residential buildings or palaces. The name would also be used to identify the praetorian camp and praetorian troops stationed in Rome. A general's bodyguard was known as the cohors praetoriae, out of which developed the Praetorian Guard, the emperor's bodyguard.

Definition of praetorium in the English dictionary

The first definition of praetorium in the dictionary is in Roman history, the headquarters or residence of a Roman official, governor or military commander. Other definition of praetorium is in Roman history, the headquarters of the Praetorian guard. Praetorium is also any official building, such as a law court, or a monarch's residence.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRAETORIUM


auditorium
ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm
cafetorium
ˌkæfəˈtɔːrɪəm
castoreum
kɑːˈstɔːrɪəm
conservatorium
kənˌsɜːvəˈtɔːrɪəm
crematorium
ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm
eupatorium
ˌjuːpəˈtɔːrɪəm
haustorium
hɔːˈstɔːrɪəm
inclinatorium
ˌɪnklɪnəˈtɔːrɪəm
inhalatorium
ɪnˌheɪləˈtɔːrɪəm
moratorium
ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm
motorium
məʊˈtɔːrɪəm
muscatorium
ˌmʌskəˈtɔːrɪəm
natatorium
ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm
sanatorium
ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm
sanitorium
ˌsænɪˈtɔːrɪəm
scriptorium
skrɪpˈtɔːrɪəm
succinctorium
ˌsʌksɪŋkˈtɔːrɪəm
sudatorium
ˌsjuːdəˈtɔːrɪəm
tentorium
tenˈtɔːrɪəm
vomitorium
ˌvɒmɪˈtɔːrɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRAETORIUM

praediality
praefect
praefectorial
praeludium
praemunire
praenomen
praenomina
praenominal
praenominally
praepostor
Praesepe
praeses
praesidia
praesidium
praetor
praetorial
praetorian
Praetorian Guard
Praetorius
praetorship

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRAETORIUM

anticlinorium
appressorium
aquarium
archesporium
aspersorium
ciborium
cladosporium
corium
emporium
exosporium
livermorium
lubritorium
mesothorium
ostensorium
pastorium
radiothorium
sensorium
suspensorium
synclinorium
thorium
triforium

Synonyms and antonyms of praetorium in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «praetorium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRAETORIUM

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The translations of praetorium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «praetorium» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

衙门
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pretorio
570 millions of speakers

English

praetorium
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

praetorium
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دار الولاية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

преторию
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pretório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

praetorium
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prétoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Praetorium
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Prätorium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

官邸
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

총독 관저
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Praetorium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

praetorium
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆளுநர் மாளிகைக்குள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रातोरिअम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Praetorium
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pretorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pretorium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

преторію
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pretoriul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πραιτόριον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

paleis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pretoriets
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

borgen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of praetorium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRAETORIUM»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRAETORIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about praetorium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRAETORIUM»

Discover the use of praetorium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to praetorium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Caesarea Maritima: A Retrospective After Two Millennia
Back in Caesarea, the praetorium continued in use until Byzantine times: in a Samaritan revolt in 555 C.E., the governor of the province, Stephanos, was killed in his own praetorium, and his possessions in the building were pillaged.10 The  ...
Avnēr Rabbān, Kenneth G. Holum, 1996
2
Herod's Judaea: A Mediterranean State in the Classical World
117-122. See also Netzer, "Promontory Palace", pp. 201-207. See also Nielsen, Hellenistic Palaces, pp. 183-185, fig. 95. 184 On the upper wing of Herod's palace at Caesarea Maritima see B. Burrell, "Palace to Praetorium: The Romanization ...
Samuel Rocca, 2008
3
Legions and Veterans: Roman Army Papers 1971-2000
The adjective praetoria derives from the noun praetor, probably reflecting the time when this was the standard title of the supreme Roman magistracy ('); hence also the noun praetorium (4). In a Roman camp, the praetorium was the tent ...
L. J. F. Keppie, 2000
4
Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC-AD 378
The same layout was retained in the fortress, where the praetorium was normally sited beside, or more commonly behind, the principia. The fortress of Inchtuthil was abandoned before construction work had begun on the praetorium, but the ...
Duncan B. Campbell, 2006
5
Paths of the Messiah and Sites of the Early Church from ...
In the revised edition of his important book about the archaeology of the New Testament, J. Finegan1 supports my location for the Praetorium of the Gospels in the Hasmonean palace.2 R. Jaeckle also agrees with this thesis and, as I do, looks ...
Bargil Pixner, Rainer Riesner, 2010
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Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free
In Philippians 1 : 13 he says that it has become known throughout the whole praetorium that his imprisonment is for Christ's sake. He was certainly kept under guard in the praetorium at Caesarea, and this might be the praetorium which he ...
Frederick Fyvie Bruce, 2000
7
Archaeology in Confrontation: Aspects of Roman Military ...
The praetorium was divided into four compartments, of which the western seems to have had a formal-public function. The central atrium was surrounded by offices, administrative spaces and a reception hall. This part was separated by a  ...
Frank Vermeulen, Kathy Sas, Wouter Dhaeze, 2004
8
St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians: A Revised Text with ...
If St Paul seeing a new face among his guards asked how he came to be there, the answer would be ' I have been promoted to the praetorium' ; if he enquired after an old face which he missed, he might be told ' He has been discharged from ...
Joseph Barber Lightfoot, 1873
9
Commentary on the Gospel of John
LECTUrE 5 28 Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the praetorium [to Caiaphas, to the praetorium]. It was early. They themselves did not enter the praetorium, so that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
Saint Thomas (Aquinas), Fabian Richard Larcher, 2010
10
Study John's Gospel
(B) “The term 'praetorium' denotes the headquarters of a Roman military governor [as the governor of Judea was]. In a Roman camp, the praetorium was the commander's headquarters in the center of the camp. The Roman governor of Judea ...
Paul Avent, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRAETORIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term praetorium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Disability pride parade attracts hundreds
Groups that performed in the plaza during the festivities included flutist Jose Perugachi, the Praetorium Signing Church, the Momenta Dance ... «Windy City Times, Jul 15»
2
In first, imperial Roman legionary camp uncovered near Megiddo
This month's excavations at Legio have also yielded remains of some of the camp's main streets and a large building — possibly a praetorium, ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
3
River cruises take in France, Russia, Germany, Austria and Serbia
... various remnants of the Roman colony Germania Inferior, circa 50AD, including the ruins of the governor's palace, or Praetorium, beneath the ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
4
Euronext Paris moves to La Défense business district
Anthony Attia, Chairman and CEO of Euronext Paris, said: “We are very proud to open our new premises at Praetorium, where we will be ... «The FINANCIAL, Jun 15»
5
Archaeology: New excavations of Sofia's Sveta Nedelya Square to …
The building may have been the praetorium, the main building of the ruler of Serdica. Another hypothesis is that it may have been the palace of ... «The Sofia Globe, Jun 15»
6
Journalism Tackles 'The Problem With Good Friday,' and an …
... unclean and would have required the seven-day purification ritual: "Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium [Pilate's palace], ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
7
Archaeologists Return to Dig Key Area Near Temple Mount
It is set near a number of significant places in the history of this ancient city, such as the Praetorium where Jesus was tried before Pontius Pilate; ... «Popular Archaeology, Apr 15»
8
Passion Plays and Oratorios, 'Christ Killers,' and the Magic Trick of …
... into the Praetorium [Pilate's palace], and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
9
Following Jesus' steps: Are millions of Christians on the Via …
... monumental edifice which can be identified as the compound of Herod the Great and subsequently the praetorium where Pontius Pilate sat.”. «PBS NewsHour, Apr 15»
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8 sets of unusual stairs that dare you to 'step' up to the challenge
According to Kenneth Nowell, author of “Rome and the Vatican: Guide 4 Pilgrims,” the 28 steps at the Scala Sancta led to the praetorium of ... «Fox News, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Praetorium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/praetorium>. Jul 2019 ».
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