transitive verb

cen·​tes·​i·​mate (ˈ)sen-¦te-sə-ˌmāt How to pronounce centesimate (audio)
: to punish or execute every hundredth member of
the legion was centesimated on account of mutinous tendencies

Word History


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 15 Jul. 2024.

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