transitive verb cen·tes·i·mate \(ˈ)sen-¦te-sə-ˌmāt\

Definition of centesimate


  1. :  to punish or execute every hundredth member of the legion was centesimated on account of mutinous tendencies

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Origin and Etymology of centesimate

Late Latin centesimatus, past participle of centesimare, from Latin centesimus hundredth + -atus -ate

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a brief usually trivial fact

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