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centurion

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noun cen·tu·ri·on \sen-ˈchu̇r-ē-ən, -ˈtyu̇r-, -ˈtu̇r-\

Definition of centurion

  1. :  an officer commanding a Roman century



Origin and Etymology of centurion

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin centurion-, centurio, from centuria


First Known Use: 13th century


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