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centurion

noun cen·tu·ri·on \sen-ˈchr-ē-ən, -ˈtyr-, -ˈtr-\

Definition of CENTURION

:  an officer commanding a Roman century

Origin of CENTURION

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin centurion-, centurio, from centuria
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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