a magistrate who was sent to govern a Roman province after having served as praetor in Rome
Origin of propraetorClassical Latin propraetor, origin, originally pro praetore from pro, for + praetor, praetor
An ancient Roman official, appointed to be the chief administrator of a province after serving his term of office as praetor.
Origin of propraetorLatin prōpraetor prō- for ; see pro- 1. praetor praetor ; see praetor .
- pro′prae·to′ri·al pro′prae·to′ri·an
- A magistrate of ancient Rome who governed a province after serving as a praetor in Rome.
From the Latin prÅpraetor.