Praetor appears equivalent to the Dark Templar rank of prelate, and is sometimes used as a synonym for the latter rank.Purifiers continue to use praetor as a rank and normally fill the position with AI personalities based off past protoss praetors.
Even after the fall of the Conclave, praetors who served as military leaders pledged loyalty to the Daelaam.
Praetor Fenix was referred to as "Steward of the Templar." It's unclear whether this is a separate rank or an honorific.
A praetor decal is available in StarCraft II upon reaching level 22 with protoss. The decal is the outline of a protoss head, though one with the nerve cords cut. This is noteworthy, as praetor is a Khalai rank, and the decal was implemented in Heart of the Swarm before the Khalai severed their nerve cords.
In Ancient Rome, Praetors were officials who held important administrative positions. They also served as military commanders.