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     The following is the results of your search for praetorium.

Praetorium: The Greek word (praitorion) thus rendered in (Mark 15:16) is rendered "common hall" (Matthew 27:27) marg., "governor's house"), "judgment hall," (John 18:28,33) marg., "Pilate's house", (John 19:9; Acts 23:35) "palace" (Philippians 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 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.


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