Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Proper Term

praetorian or pretorian (pree-TOR-ee-uhn) adjective

Corruptible; fraudulent.

[From Latin praetor, an elected magistrate in ancient Rome.]

-Anu Garg (words at

"If Nigeria is ever going to mature as a free and democratic society,
the judiciary, nay, the various sitting tribunals must be ready and
willing to demonstrate an unequal boldness as well as courage to curb
electoral banditry by praetorian politicians that subverted the April
2007 elections."
Mike Igini; Amaechi - Error or Good Reason?; Vanguard (Apapa, Nigeria);
Oct 1, 2007.

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