Cen*tes`i*ma"tion (?), n. [L. centesimore to take out or select every hudredth, fr. centesimus hundredth.] Mil.

The infliction of the death penalty upon one person in every hundred, as in cases of mutiny.

<-- "centesm" out of order in original -- some error. = centesim?-->

 

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