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decurion

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noun de·cu·ri·on \di-ˈkyu̇r-ē-ən\

Definition of decurion

  1. 1 :  a Roman cavalry officer in command of 10 men

  2. 2 :  a member of a Roman senate



Origin of decurion

Middle English decurioun, from Latin decurion-, decurio, from decuria division of ten, from decem


First Known Use: 14th century


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