Definitions for centurionsɛnˈtʊər i ən, -ˈtyʊər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. centurion(noun)

    (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers

Wiktionary

  1. centurion(Noun)

    An officer of the ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers.

  2. centurion(Noun)

    A player who scores a century.

  3. Origin: From centurio, from centum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Centurion(noun)

    a military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century

Freebase

  1. Centurion

    A centurion, also hekatontarch in Greek sources, or, in middle Byzantine times, kentarch, was a professional officer of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 B.C. Most centurions commanded 80 men but senior centurions commanded cohorts, or took senior staff roles in their legion. Centurions were also found in the Roman navy. Centuries, or Centuriae, means tribe or company. Theoretically, this word traces its roots to centum which is Latin for one hundred, but that connection is widely disputed or disregarded.


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