Origin of centurion
Examples from the Web for centurion
Neil Marshall's Centurion is by far his most serious movie, though that's not saying too much.
Centurion cost, in today's dollars, something like $12 million.
Each maniple was subdivided into two centuries, commanded by a centurion.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
And here the centurion found the overseer, and talked with him long and earnestly.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
The prince named the man a centurion and commanded him to present his subordinates for a reward on the morrow.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Panther, the Roman centurion, polluted her with his genitories.Ulysses|James Joyce
On the 19th of September the Centurion, accompanied by the Carmelo, her prize, put to sea.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Word Origin for centurion
late 13c., from Latin centurionem (nominative centurio), "Roman army officer, head of a centuria" (a group of one hundred); see century.