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Praetor (plural Praetors, or Praetores; Latin word): In ancient Rome, a judicial officer who had broad authority in cases of equity, was responsible for the production of the public games, and, in the absence of consuls, exercised extensive authority in the government.

The institution of consuls arose circa 510 BC with the expulsion of the kings. There were two consuls, who not only controlled the treasury and held supreme authority in government, but also led troops, necessitating their absence from Rome for extended periods.

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  • Praetor at the Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved on October 21, 2017.
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