Praetorian Guard

views updated May 14 2018

Praetorian Guard in ancient Rome, the bodyguard of the Roman praetor or (later) emperor; in extended use, a group using its power and influence to support or defend a leader or central figure, or an established system.

praetorian guard

views updated May 18 2018

prae·to·ri·an guard • n. Roman Hist. the bodyguard of the Roman emperor.

About this article

Guards troops

All Sources -
Updated Aug 08 2016 About content Print Topic