centurion

[ sen-toor-ee-uhn, -tyoor- ]
/ 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.

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Origin of centurion

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

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British Dictionary definitions for centurion

centurion
/ (sɛnˈtjʊərɪən) /

noun

the officer commanding a Roman century

Word Origin for centurion

C14: from Latin centuriō, from centuria century
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