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the officer commanding a Roman century



the commander of a century or maniple of the ancient Roman legion. Centurions were selected either from those foot soldiers who displayed the greatest valor and potential for leadership or from the equites. They received two to three times the salary of a common soldier.

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We are thrilled to be working with American Express to bring The Centurion Lounge to Terminal 4, said Gert-Jan de Graaff, President and CEO of JFKIAT, the company which operates Terminal 4.
Centurion can be used for buying products and services.
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The Centurion gives contractors the specialized machine they need to handle the specifications of today's pipeline projects," said Paul Evans, president of CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Inc.
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Calais is one of sports' brightest young stars," said Michael Bilello, president and CEO of Centurion Strategies.
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