cen·​te·​nier | \ ¦sentᵊn¦i(ə)r, -iə \
plural -s

Definition of centenier

: a police officer in the island of Jersey

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First Known Use of centenier

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centenier

Middle English centener, from (assumed) Old French centenier (whence Middle French centenier), from Late Latin centenarius, from Latin centenarius of a hundred

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The first known use of centenier was in 1876

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“Centenier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centenier. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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