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Definition of "centurion" [cen•tu•ri•on]

  • The commander of a century in the Roman army. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "centurion" in a sentence
  • "The name of Longinus first appeared in a collection of early Christian texts known as the Apocrypha, where he was described as a centurion who had served his legion faithfully before poor eyesight ended his battlefield career."
  • "If the centurion is so civil as to take his word, he is so just and honest as to keep his word."
  • "2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die."