- buyer's risk.
Origin of c.e.1
From the Latin word cāveat emptor may the buyer beware
- compass error.
- Chemical Engineer.
- chief engineer.
- Church of England.
- Civil Engineer.
- (in the) Common Era.
- Corps of Engineers.
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Word Origin and History for 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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