Centesimation Cen*tes`i*ma"tion, n. [L. centesimore to take out or select every hundredth, fr. centesimus hundredth.] (Mil.) The infliction of the death penalty upon one person in every hundred, as in cases of mutiny. [1913 Webster]

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  • Centesimation — (Rechtsw), s.u. Decimation …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Decimatĭon — (v. lat. Decimatio, Decimiren), 1) Erhebung des Zehnten; 2) das Recht, den Zehnten zu erheben (Jusdecimandi), s. Zehent; 3) Militärstrafe, wo von einer Cohorte allemal der 10. Mann am Leben gestraft wurde; das erste Beispiel in der römischen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • centesimate — verb To select one person in every hundred for a punishment See Also: centesimation …   Wiktionary

  • centesimal —   a. counting or counted by hundredths.    ♦ centesimate, v.t. punish by punishing   (especially executing) every hundredth man.    ♦ centesimation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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