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  • n. One of a court of about 100 judges chosen to try civil suits. Under the Empire the court was increased to 180, and met usually in four sections.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a court of about one hundred judges chosen to try civil suits. Under the empire the court was increased to 180, and met usually in four sections.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Rome, one of a body of 105 (called in round numbers 100) judges, 3 from each of the 35 tribes, appointed to decide common causes among the people.

Etymologies

Latin, from centum hundred + vir man. (Wiktionary)

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