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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cen·tu·ri·on /sɛnˈʧʊriən, ˈtjʊr, ˈtʊr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cen·tu·ri·on n.  Rom. Hist. A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.
    A centurion of the hand called the Italian band.   --Acts x. 1.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a Roman officer in command of a hundred men (Mark 15:39, 44,
    45). Cornelius, the first Gentile convert, was a centurion (Acts
    10:1, 22). Other centurions are mentioned in Matt. 8:5, 8, 13;
    Luke 7:2, 6; Acts 21:32; 22:25, 26; 23:17, 23; 24:23; 27:1, 6,
    11, 31, 43; 28:16. A centurion watched the crucifixion of our
    Lord (Matt. 27:54; Luke 23:47), and when he saw the wonders
    attending it, exclaimed, "Truly this man was the Son of God."
    "The centurions mentioned in the New Testament are uniformly
    spoken of in terms of praise, whether in the Gospels or in the
    Acts. It is interesting to compare this with the statement of
    Polybius (vi. 24), that the centurions were chosen by merit, and
    so were men remarkable not so much for their daring courage as
    for their deliberation, constancy, and strength of mind.", Dr.
    Maclear's N. T. Hist.