Definition of Decius in English:

Decius

Line breaks: De¦cius
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːsɪəs
 
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  • (Circa 201–51), Roman emperor 249–51; full name Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius. He was the first Roman emperor to promote systematic persecution of the Christians in the empire.

Derivatives

Decian

adjective
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  • He continued his labours until, after repeated torture in the Decian persecution, his health gave way and he died at Tyre at the age of 69.
  • After the death of Fabian, in the beginning of the Decian persecution, no new bishop was elected in Rome.
  • During the Decian persecution and immediately afterward, Cyprian strenuously opposed the reconciliation of the lapsed.

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