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A praetor was a person who served as a judge in Ancient Rome during the time of the Roman Republic.[1] Also, when a Roman consul was away, the praetor would act as consul.[1] Praetors were officials in Rome that were responsible for rendering justice. Some of them could also be responsible for the administration of a province.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 McKay, John P.; Hill, Bennett D.; Buckler, John (2006). A History of Western Society. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN 978-0-618-52266-8.