centesimate

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

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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“Centesimate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centesimate. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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