Century

Definition of Century

Cen´tu`ry
n.1.A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.
And on it said a century of prayers.
- Shak.
2.A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.
3.(Rom. Antiq.) A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.
Century plant
(Bot.) the Agave Americana, formerly supposed to flower but once in a century; - hence the name. See Agave.
The Magdeburg Centuries
an ecclesiastical history of the first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes, compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at Magdeburg.

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