B.C.

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b.c.

before Christ (used in indicating dates).
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The abbreviation b.c. “before Christ” is always placed after a date or century: Cleopatra lived from 69 to 30 b.c. The war took place in the first century b.c. See also a.d.1

B&C

Insurance. building and contents.
Also, B and C.
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B.C. definition


An abbreviation used with dates of events that took place before the birth of Jesus. b.c. stands for before Christ. (Compare a.d.; see b.c.e.)

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B.C.
  1. before Christ

  2. Breeders Cup

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