transitive verb
cen·​tes·​i·​mate | \ (ˈ)sen-¦te-sə-ˌmāt How to pronounce centesimate (audio) \

Definition of centesimate

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

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History and Etymology for centesimate

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

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