centime

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noun cen·time \ˈsän-ˌtēm, ˈsen-\

Definition of centime

  1. 1 :  any of several former monetary units equal to 1100 franc (as of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg)

  2. 2 :  a monetary subunit of the dinar (Algeria), dirham (Morocco), franc (a number of especially sub-Saharan nations in Africa), and gourde — see dinar, dirham, franc, gourde at money table

Origin and Etymology of centime

French, from cent hundred (from Latin centum) + -ime (as in décime tenth part)


First Known Use: 1796

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