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The commander of a century in the Roman army.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin centuriō, centuriōn-, from centuria, group of a hundred; see century.]
1. (Historical Terms) the officer commanding a Roman century
2. (Military) the officer commanding a Roman century
[C14: from Latin centuriō, from centuria century]
cen•tu•ri•on(sɛnˈtʊər i ən, -ˈtyʊər-)
(in the ancient Roman army) the commander of a century.
A Roman officer commanding an army unit of 100 men.
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