praetor

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an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic

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34 Interestingly, there are no cases of comparatio among the praetors on record; this may be due to the fact that the creation of a second praetorship in 242 and of others subsequently probably came about through legislation that specifically prescribed sortition for the division of provinces between praetors.
Note also that in 214, during the crisis of the Hannibalic War, the Senate ordered the urban praetorship to go to Q.