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per centum

[per sen-tuh m] /pər ˈsɛn təm/
noun
1.
percent (def 1).
Origin of per centum
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin: literally, by the hundred
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  • George Bross was eighty-five per-centum of the house Romance.

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