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decurion

[ dih-kyoor-ee-uhn ]
/ dɪˈkyʊər i ən /
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noun Roman History.
the head of a decury.
a member of the senate of an ancient Roman colony or municipality.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for decurion

decurion
/ (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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