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.
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   2. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar,
      formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
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   3. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so
      called because 100 points won the game. --Nares.
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