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cental

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noun
  1. hundredweight(def 1).
  2. Chiefly British. a hundredweight of 112 pounds (50.8 kg).
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Origin of cental

1865–70; < Latin cent(um) 100 + (quint)al
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Historical Examples

  • A hundredweight contains 112 pounds avoirdupois; a cental of 100 pounds is common in America, and is a legal British weight.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3

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  • This was true particularly of the wealthy noble family to whom belonged the fief of Cental, perhaps at a somewhat later date.


British Dictionary definitions for cental

cental

noun
  1. a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds (45.3 kilograms)
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin centum hundred
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