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c.e.1

1.
buyer's risk.
Origin of c.e.1
From the Latin word cāveat emptor may the buyer beware

c.e.2

1.
compass error.

C.E.

1.
Chemical Engineer.
2.
chief engineer.
3.
Church of England.
4.
Civil Engineer.
5.
(in the) Common Era.
6.
Corps of Engineers.
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  • Their work extends over the long interval between 200 and 500 c.e.

  • He probably died before the reign of Nero, between 50 and 60 c.e.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria Norman Bentwich
  • I runneth-ed into my tower and felt a good deal safer, I make no doubt, than my poor c.e.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • I think the bitterest moment of the whole hideous time for the poor c.e. was when "Emily's" papa kissed him!

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The c.e.'s days before he knew me were just a string of wooden beads; afterward, they were a string of fire-crackers!

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He switched on to the disc a shaft of light from an electric torch, and we saw engraved on it his name and the letters "c.e."

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
Word Origin and History for c.e.

C.E.

as an abbreviation for "Common Era" or "Christian Era," and a non-Christian alternative to A.D., attested from 1838 in works on Jewish history. Companion B.C.E. is attested from 1881.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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