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Centurion vs. Praetorian

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Centurionnoun

(historical) An officer of the ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers.

Praetorianadjective

(Ancient Rome) Of or relating to a praetor.

Centurionnoun

(cricket) A player who scores a century.

Praetorianadjective

(Ancient Rome) Of or relating to the pretorium in an ancient Roman camp.

‘The praetorian gate was directly in front of the general's tent, and nearest to the enemy.’;

Centurionnoun

(US) A pilot in the United States Navy who has performed 100 night landings on an aircraft carrier.

Praetorianadjective

(by extension) Corruptly mercenary and venal.

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Centurionnoun

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.’;

Praetoriannoun

(Ancient Rome) A praetor.

Centurionnoun

(ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers

Praetoriannoun

(Ancient Rome) Praetorian

Centurion

A centurion (; Latin: centurio [kɛn̪ˈt̪ʊrioː], pl. centuriones; Greek: κεντυρίων, translit.

Praetoriannoun

(by extension) A venal mercenary.

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Praetorianadjective

See Pretorian.

Praetorianadjective

of or relating to a Roman praetor;

‘praetorial powers’;

Praetorianadjective

characteristic of Praetorian soldiers in respect to corruption or political venality;

‘a large praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble’;

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