centime


cen·time

noun \ˈsän-ˌtēm, ˈsen-\

Definition of CENTIME

1
:  any of several former monetary units equal to 1100 franc (as of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg)
2
:  a monetary subunit of the dinar (Algeria), dirham (Morocco), franc (a number of especially sub-Saharan nations in Africa), and gourde — see dinar, dirham, franc, gourde at money table

Origin of CENTIME

French, from cent hundred (from Latin centum) + -ime (as in décime tenth part)
First Known Use: 1801

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