decurion

noun
de·​cu·​ri·​on | \ di-ˈkyu̇r-ē-ən How to pronounce decurion (audio) \

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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“Decurion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decurion. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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