[ dih-kyoo r-ee-uh n ]
/ dɪˈkyʊər i ən /

noun Roman History.

the head of a decury.
a member of the senate of an ancient Roman colony or municipality.

Origin of decurion

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin decuriōn- (stem of decuriō), equivalent to decuri(a) a division of ten (dec(em) ten + -uria -ure) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (dɪˈkjʊərɪən) /

noun (in the Roman Empire)

a local councillor
the commander of a troop of ten cavalrymen

Word Origin for decurion

C14: from Latin decuriō, from decuria company of ten, from decem ten
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