Definitions

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  • n. The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing centos.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The composition of a cento; the act or practice of composing a cento or centos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The practice of constructing centos, or making compilations from various authors.

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Examples

  • Petrarch he greatly admired, though with less idolatry than Dante; and the sonnets here printed will show to all competent judges how fully he had imbibed the spirit, without servile centonism, of the best writers in that style of composition who flourished in the 16th century.

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