centurion[sen to̵or′ē ən, -tyo̵or′-]
A Roman centurion.
- The definition of a centurion is a leader of 60 to 100 soldiers in the ancient Roman army.
The leader of 80 soldiers in the Roman army in 100 BC is an example of a centurion.
the commanding officer of an ancient Roman century
Origin of centurionMiddle English centurioun ; from Classical Latin centurio (gen. centurionis) ; from centuria: see century
The commander of a century in the Roman army.
Origin of centurionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin centuriō, centuriōn-, from centuria, group of a hundred; see century.