Praetorian

Definitions of Praetorian
1

adj characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality

“"a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.”
Synonyms:
Pretorian
corrupt
lacking in integrity

n a member of the Praetorian Guard

Synonyms:
Praetorian Guard
Type of:
bodyguard, escort
someone who escorts and protects a prominent person

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