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de·cur·i·on

 (dĭ-kyo͝or′ē-ən)
n.
1. An officer in command of ten men in the army of ancient Rome.
2. A member of a municipal senate in ancient Rome that ran local government.

[Latin decuriō, from decuria, group of ten men, administrative body of ten families, from *decu-viria : decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots + vir, man; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.]

decurion

(dɪˈkjʊərɪən)
(in the Roman Empire) n
1. (Historical Terms) a local councillor
2. (Military) the commander of a troop of ten cavalrymen
[C14: from Latin decuriō, from decuria company of ten, from decem ten]

de•cu•ri•on

(dɪˈkyʊər i ən)

n.
1. a commander of ten men in the ancient Roman cavalry.
2. a member of an ancient Roman senate.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin decuriō=decuri(a) a division of ten]
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This cannot be said in regard to his administrative roles, for which we have more detail: in 1846 he was decurion (decurione) of the general Council in Genoa (19), and in this capacity he dealt with public education.
igualmente, cuando se cuenta con informacion suficiente, se estudian las relaciones familiares y sociales de estos militares que sirvieron como oficiales y soldados en el ejercito romano, las divinidades indigenas, romanas u orientales a las que rindieron culto, e incluso, en ocasiones, su implicacion en la vida civica y religiosa de determinadas comunidades urbanas (Lucus Augusti, Bracara Augusta, Asturica Augusta, Segermes o Augusta Vindelicorum), como seria el caso de los equites Lucio Terencio Rufo, marco Fabio mettiano y marco Didio marino; del centurion Gayo Victorio Victorino o del decurion de ala Publio Julio Pintamo.
The decurion of the Roman colony set up in the area which surrounds nowadays the city of Cluj Aurelianus Marcinus--, delighted by the quality of the wine-growing and making products obtained here, brought homage to the God of wine (Liber Pater).
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El conde habia iniciado su cursus honorum en 1691, al acceder al gobierno ciudadano de su patria como decurion, para ser un lustro despues promocionado al Consejo Secreto y, en 1702, remitido por Milan como enviado a Paris y Madrid.
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Le repas serait offert, dans certains cas determines, en l'honneur du magistrat decurion a l'occasion d'une fete publique et non privee.
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St Patrick's father Calpornius was a Decurion, a Roman tax collector.
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