Definition of Decurion

1. n. A head or chief over ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of ten soldiers.

Definition of Decurion

1. Noun. An officer in charge of ten men in the ancient Roman army. ¹

2. Noun. A member of local government in ancient Rome. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decurion

1. a commander of a decury [n -S]

Medical Definition of Decurion

1. A head or chief over ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of ten soldiers. Origin: L. Decurio, decurionis, fr. Decuria a squad of ten, fr. Decem ten. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decurion

decumulate
decumulation
decuple
decupled
decuples
decuplet
decuplets
decupling
decuria
decurias
decuries
decurion (current term)
decurionate
decurionates
decurions
decurrence
decurrent
decurrently
decursion
decursions
decursive
decursively
decurt
decurtate
decurtation
decurted

Literary usage of Decurion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Saxons in England: A History of the English Commonwealth Till the Period by John Mitchell Kemble (1876)
"... the condition of a decurion became so oppressive that it was found necessary to press citizens by force into the office: some committed suicide, ..."

2. Roman Historical Sources and Institutions by Henry Arthur Sanders (1904)
"The decurion was detailed from a corps stationed in another province. The word magister has been supposed to indicate command of the cohort by the decurion. ..."

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