centime

centime

[sahn-teem; French sahn-teem]
noun, plural centimes [sahn-teemz; French sahn-teem] .
1.
a monetary unit of various nations and territories, as Lichtenstein, Martinique, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tahiti, the 100th part of a franc.
2.
a monetary unit of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a franc.
3.
a money of account of Haiti, the 100th part of a gourde.
4.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Algeria, the 100th part of a dinar.
5.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Morocco, the 100th part of a dirham.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French; Old French centiesme < Latin centēsimum, accusative of centēsimus hundredth; see cent

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centime (ˈsɒnˌtiːm, French sɑ̃tim)
 
n
1.  a monetary unit of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, French Polynesia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mali, Mayotte, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, and Togo. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
2.  a former monetary unit of Andorra, Belgium, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Martinique, Monaco, and Réunion, worth one hundredth of a franc
 
[C18: from French, from Old French centiesme from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred]

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