A Roman magistrate, former praetor in charge of a province. Like a proconsul, the propraetor was someone who acted as if (pro) he were an official magistrate. He had all the powers of a praetor, but was, in fact, a former praetor whose term in office was prolonged (prorogatio). The oldest known propraetor was in 241 BC; the office became popular af…...


Former praetor exercising similar imperium after his term of office. provincial governor.
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