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Middle English from Old French from Latin centuriō centuriōn- from centuria group of a hundred century
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin centuriō, from centum (“a hundred”).
He was a purely military man appointed by the emperor, usually a centurion whose term of service was completed.
A century was a group of 100 men commanded by a centurion.
He entered the army, and under Caracalla rose to the rank of centurion.
Was the roman centurion from Capernaum there, or that other centurion who with a deep stirring of the spirit watched Him die?
Three walkers completed in excess of 100 miles and we welcomed one new Australian centurion into our elite club.
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