centumvir

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EtymologyEdit

Latin, from centum hundred + vir man.

NounEdit

centumvir (plural centumvirs or centumviri)

  1. (historical, Ancient Rome) One of a court of about 100 judges chosen to try civil suits. Under the Empire the court was increased to 180, and met usually in four sections.

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