primipilar

adjective pri·mip·i·lar \ (ˈ)prī¦mipələ(r) , ¦prīmə̇¦pīlə(r) \

Definition of primipilar

:of, relating to, or constituting the chief centurion of the third division of a Roman legion

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Origin and Etymology of primipilar

Latin primipilaris, from primipilus chief centurion of the third division (from primus first + pilus division of the third division—from pilum javelin, pestle, javelin of the Roman infantry—after the phrase primi pili (centurio) centurion of the third division) + -aris -ar


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