[dih-kyoo r-ee-uh n]
- the head of a decury.
- a member of the senate of an ancient Roman colony or municipality.
Origin of decurion
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At last he stirred slightly, and the decurion turned and looked down.The Lion's Brood
Cicero said that it was easier to be a Senator at Rome than a decurion at Pompeii.The Wonders of Pompeii
All this tends at least to prove that we should read "decurion" for "deacon" in the "Confession."Bolougne-Sur-Mer
Reverend William Canon Fleming
The decurion was losing patience and the shepherd had grown more than ever serious.The City of Delight
A decurion of ten policemen knows the whole street, a centurion a division of the city, the chief knows all the city.The Pharaoh and the Priest
- a local councillor
- the commander of a troop of ten cavalrymen
C14: from Latin decuriō, from decuria company of ten, from decem ten
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