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Cent (?), n. [F. cent hundred, L. centum. See Hundred.]

1.

A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred.

2.

A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.

3.

An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.

Nares.

 

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