adjective De·cian \ˈdēsh(ē)ən\

Definition of Decian

  1. :  of or relating to the Roman emperor Decius who persecuted the Christians the Decian persecution

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Origin and Etymology of decian

Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius †a.d. 251 Roman emperor + English -an

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to cast off or become cast off

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