Centime



a monetary unit of various nations and territories, as Lichtenstein, Martinique, Senegal, Switzerland, and Tahiti, the 100th part of a franc.
a monetary unit of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg until the euro was adopted, the 100th part of a franc.
a money of account of Haiti, the 100th part of a gourde.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Algeria, the 100th part of a dinar.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Morocco, the 100th part of a dirham.
Historical Examples

noun
a monetary unit of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, French Polynesia, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Mali, Mayotte, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Switzerland, and Togo. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
a former monetary unit of Andorra, Belgium, France, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Martinique, Monaco, and Réunion, worth one hundredth of a franc
n.

1801, from French centime, from cent (see centi-) on analogy of décime (pars).

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