centumvir

noun
cen·​tum·​vir | \ sen‧ˈtəmvər, ken‧ˈtu̇mˌvi(ə)r \
plural centumviri\ -​əmvəˌrī , -​u̇mvəˌrē \

Definition of centumvir

: one of originally about 100 judges or jurors of a Roman court for civil suits

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History and Etymology for centumvir

Latin, centumviri, plural from centum viri hundred men, from centum hundred + viri, plural of vir man

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“Centumvir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centumvir. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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