Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Salic and other Teutonic legal systems, the president of the court of the hundred.

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Examples

  • If the freedman or freedwoman is less than a 'centenarius', that is, has

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • Ultra humanam fragilitatem prolixi, ut immature pereat qui centenarius moriatur, &c. 4082.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Decem autem Decanis pr鎝oneretur vnus, qui centenarius nuncupatur: Decem vero Centenarijs pr鎝oneretur vnus qui millenarius nuncupatur decem millenarijs pr鎝oneretur vnus, et ille numerus vocatur tenebre apud eos.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Antt.p. 62) regards this as an unmeaning expression, Heyne well observes: "numerus centenarius ponitur pro magno: et portis semel memoratis, multitudo hominum declaratur per numerum exeuntium."] [Footnote 313: Cf. Müller, Dorians, vol.i. pp. 26, 268.]

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

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