American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The commander of a century in the Roman army.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, a military officer who commanded a century or company of infantry. The centurion was appointed by the commander-in-chief, and corresponded to the captain in modern military service.
- n. An officer of the ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers.
- n. cricket A player who scores a century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Rom. Hist.) A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.
- n. (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
- From Latin centuriō, from centum ("a hundred"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin centuriō, centuriōn-, from centuria, group of a hundred; see century. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“The centurion was a commanding officer of a Roman army unit called a century, nominally a hundred foot soldiers.”
“The centurion was a man of honour and he had no stomach for the work of this day--the obviously political disposal of a troublesome but innocent man.”
“The centurion was a magnificent fighter, but anyone could be taken by surprise.”
“He called the centurion to him to find out how long He had been dead.”
“A centurion was a commander of a hundred men, in the Roman armies.”
“The case of the centurion is a strong instance of the nature and value of humility, Mt 8: 6-10.”
“The centurion was a heathen, and had probably no very distinct notions of the phrase the Son of God; perhaps understanding by it only that he was like the heathen heroes who had been deified; but he certainly regarded these wonders as proof that he was what he professed to be.”
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