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CENTURY, civil law. One hundred. The Roman people were divided into centuries. In England they were divided into hundreds. Vide Hundred. Century also means one hundred years.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Figure 7(a) reveals a cold stage from 1970 to 2030 and then a warm stage until 2100 on a centurial scale.
The system was based on the Roman Centurial Assembly system that divided Roman men according to wealth into groups of 100.
To keep things in alignment going forward, the Gregorian calendar allows a centurial year, like 1900 or 2000, to be a leap year only if it is divisible by 400.