decurion

noun
de·cu·ri·on | \ di-ˈkyu̇r-ē-ən \

Definition of decurion 

1 : a Roman cavalry officer in command of 10 men

2 : a member of a Roman senate

First Known Use of decurion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for decurion

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

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