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century (sense of ‘100 years’ is post-S.)
1. division of the Roman army, probably consisting orig. of 100 men Cor. I. vii. 3, Lr. IV. iv. 6.
2. hundred Cym. IV. ii. 391 “a century of prayers.”
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