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per centum

[per sen-tuh m]
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noun
  1. percent(def 1).
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Origin of per centum

1555–65; < Latin: literally, by the hundred
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  • George Bross was eighty-five per-centum of the house Romance.

    The Day of Days

    Louis Joseph Vance