Centime

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Centime is French for "cent", and is used in English as the name of the fraction currency in several Francophone countries (including Switzerland and formerly France), where it is one hundredth of a franc.

In France a five-centime coin was known as a sou, i.e. a solidus or shilling.

In France centime is now used to refer to one hundredth of a euro, though this is officially supposed to be called "cent" in all languages.


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