Centurion meaning

sĕn-to͝orē-ən, -tyo͝or-
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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.

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The commander of a century in the Roman army.
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The commanding officer of an ancient Roman century.
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An officer of the ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers.
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(cricket) A player who scores a century.
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Origin of centurion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin centuriō centuriōn- from centuria group of a hundred century

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin centuriō, from centum (“a hundred”).

    From Wiktionary