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Hundred


HUND'RED, adjective [Latin centum.] Denoting the product of ten multiplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; as a hundred men.

HUND'RED, noun A collection, body or sum, consisting of ten times ten individuals or units; the number 100.

1. A division or part of a county in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or a hundred warriors, or a hundred manors. [But as the word denotes primarily a circuit or division, it is not certin that Alfred's divisions had any reference to that number.]