the head of a decury.
a member of the senate of an ancient Roman colony or municipality.
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How to use decurion in a sentence
At last he stirred slightly, and the decurion turned and looked down.The Lion's Brood | Duffield Osborne
Cicero said that it was easier to be a Senator at Rome than a decurion at Pompeii.The Wonders of Pompeii | Marc Monnier
The five-mile race was over, and had been won as usual by decurion Brennus, the crack long-distance champion of the Herculians.The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago | Arthur Conan Doyle
In a moment the boy sprang into the decurion's way so suddenly that the soldier almost fell over him.The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
The decurion in charge of the squad brought up his gray horse with such suddenness that the animal's feet slid in the gravel.The City of Delight | Elizabeth Miller
British Dictionary definitions for decurion
a local councillor
the commander of a troop of ten cavalrymen
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