[ per sen-tuh m ]
/ pər ˈsɛn təm /
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What Character Was Removed From The Alphabet?Johnson & Johnson, Barnes & Noble, Dolce & Gabbana: the ampersand today is used primarily in business names, but that small character was once the 27th part of the alphabet. Where did it come from though? The origin of its name is almost as bizarre as the name itself.
Origin of per centum
1555–65; < Latin: literally, by the hundred
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Examples from the Web for per centum
George Bross was eighty-five per-centum of the house Romance.The Day of Days|Louis Joseph Vance