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centurion Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
WordNet

Cen*tu"ri*on noun
Etymology
L. centurio, fr. centuria; cf. F. centurion. See Century.
Definitions
  1. (Rom. Hist.) A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.
    A centurion of the hand called the Italian band. Acts x. 1.

Webster 1913


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