a speculator, i.e. military scout (spy or (by extension) life-guardsman) Derivation: of Latin origin;
KJV Usage: executioner.
1) a spy, scout 2) under the emperors an attendant and member of the body guard, employed as messengers, watchers, and executioners 3) the name is transferred to an attendant of Herod Antipas that acted as executioner
Of Latin origin; a speculator , that is, military scout (spy or [by extension] lifeguardsman)