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c.e.1

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  1. buyer's risk.
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Origin of c.e.1

From the Latin word cāveat emptor may the buyer beware

c.e.2

  1. compass error.
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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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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.

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