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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cent \Cent\, n. [F. cent hundred, L. centum. See Hundred.] 1. A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred. [1913 Webster] 2. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc. [1913 Webster] 3. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game. --Nares. [1913 Webster]