- an officer having charge of ten men
- a member of a municipal or colonial senate
Origin of decurionMiddle English decurioun from Classical Latin decurio from decuria, company of ten men from decem, ten
- An officer in command of ten men in the army of ancient Rome.
- A member of a municipal senate in ancient Rome that ran local government.
Origin of decurionLatin decuriō from decuria group of ten men, administrative body of ten families from decu-viria decem ten ; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots. vir man ; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.
Latin decuria (“a group of ten”)