centurion

[ sen-too r-ee-uh n, -tyoo r- ]
/ sɛnˈtʊər i ən, -ˈtyʊər- /

noun

(in the ancient Roman army) the commander of a century.
(initial capital letter) Military. any one of various British battle tanks in service from 1945 to 1967.

Origin of centurion

1225–75; Middle English < Latin centuriōn- (stem of centuriō), equivalent to centur(ia) century + -iōn- -ion
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centurion

/ (sɛnˈtjʊərɪən) /

noun

the officer commanding a Roman century

Word Origin for centurion

C14: from Latin centuriō, from centuria century
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