decurion

decurion

[dih-kyoor-ee-uhn]
noun Roman History.
1.
the head of a decury.
2.
a member of the senate of an ancient Roman colony or municipality.

Origin:
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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decurion (dɪˈkjʊərɪən)
 
n
1.  a local councillor
2.  the commander of a troop of ten cavalrymen
 
[C14: from Latin decuriō, from decuria company of ten, from decem ten]

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