Definition of centesimate in English:

centesimate

verb

rare
  • with object To punish (a group of people) by executing one in every hundred. Also in extended use. Also occasionally without object. Compare "decimate".

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From post-classical Latin centesimat-, past participial stem of centesimare from classical Latin centēsimus hundredth.

Pronunciation

centesimate

/sɛnˈtɛsɪmeɪt/