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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Præ·to·ri·um n. See Pretorium.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the tent of an ancient Roman general [syn: pretorium]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    The Greek word (praitorion) thus rendered in Mark 15:16 is
    rendered "common hall" (Matt. 27:27, marg., "governor's house"),
    "judgment hall," (John 18:28, 33, marg., "Pilate's house", 19:9;
    Acts 23:35), "palace" (Phil. 1:13). This is properly a military
    word. It denotes (1) the general's tent or headquarters; (2) the
    governor's residence, as in Acts 23:35 (R.V., "palace"); and (3)
    the praetorian guard (See PALACE), or the camp or
    quarters of the praetorian cohorts (Acts 28:16), the imperial
    guards in immediate attendance on the emperor, who was "praetor"
    or commander-in-chief.