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an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic


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The office of Praetor was created in 367 BC when the administration of justice was separated from the office of Consul.
This man, when the praetor was giving magnificent games and distributing largesse very freely, being unable to tolerate the disorderliness of the people who were often demanding many gifts to be given to the unworthy, in order to demonstrate that he was both generous and despised the multitude, summoned beggars from the Vatican and loaded them with rich gifts.
Emperor Romulus Augustus Obamatus summoned Praetor Lockatus.
His namesake was the praetor of 44, initially a protege, then assassin, of Julius Caesar.
Later, the title of praetor was used for the "lesser brothers" of the consuls, who served as ministers of justice.
This great Roman soldier served as praetor in Spain in the first century B.
After the Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan planet of Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a truce, the Federation soon finds out that the Romulans are planning an attack on Earth, while Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces off against the new Romulan praetor, a clone of himself.
Roman law where the praetor would endorse a false procedural statement,
The classical formulary procedure consists of two phases: one in iure, before the praetor, who could perform acts proper to his jurisdiction--that is, make coercive declarations to make the process develop according to ius--and a phase of adjudication or apud iudicem, in which the judge, a Roman citizen, pronounced his judgment (sententia) on the case, namely either the plaintiff would be dismissed or the defendant condemned (ius dicare).
Leaving aside the details, for instance the Roman division of labour between the praetor and the appointed judges, or the medieval division of labour between the "decision-makers" and the "judge" proclaiming the sentence, we have--to plagiarize Max Weber--an ideal-type course of events from the family or the clan to the state, from vengeance and self-help to distanced and neutral proceedings, from speech to writing, from a religiously or magically defined moral law to the differentiation of a system "law", from a ruling uno actu in situ to multi-level proceedings with the option to appellate, in other words: to the formation of normative hierarchies.
Many a defeated general won the highest government posts, those of consul and praetor.
Conversely, if the prescribing physician makes any statements suggesting he or she would have treated the plaintiff differently had the undisclosed risk been known, summary judgment for the defendant may be prevented even if the defendant has strong contrary testimony and evidence that the doctor would have treated the patient in the same manner, as happened in Praetor v Davis.
Praetor (PREE-tur): magistrate in charge of government when the consul traveled from Rome.
Terrified by his dignity, I thought the praetor had come.