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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.

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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.
Finally, in 1582, Pope Gregory mandated a calendrical correction, the Gregorian calendar, which eliminated leap days in centurial years (e.
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.