Definitions of hundred

  1. being ten more than ninety Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. ten 10s Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The product of ten mulitplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Ten times ten. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The number of ten times ten; the symbol denoting it; a division of an English county. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The number of ten times ten: a division of a country in England, orig. supposed to contain a hundred families. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Sum of ten tens. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Ten times ten; also, the symbol representing it, C or 100. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Ten multiplied by ten. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The number of ten times ten; the division of a county supposed to have originally contained a hundred families. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Ten multiplied by ten; a number consisting of ten times ten; in commerce, a variable amount of different kinds of goods; a division of a county in England. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Under the Saxon organization of England, each county or shire comprisedan indefinite number of hundreds, each hundred containing ten tit kings, orgroups of ten families of freeholders or frankpledges. The hundred was governed by ahigh constable, and had its own court; but its most remarkable feature was the corporateresponsibility of the whole for the crimes or defaults of the individual members.The introduction of this plan of organization into England Is commonly ascribed toAlfred, but the idea, as well of the collective liability as of tbe division, was probablyknown to the ancient German peoples, as we find the same thing established in theFrankish kingdom under Clothaire, and in Denmark. See 1 Bl. Comm. 115; 4 Bl. Comm. 411. thelawdictionary.org
  15. Eng. law. A district of country originally comprehending one hundred families. In many cases, when an offence is committed within the -hundred, the inhabitants tire civilly responsible to the party injured. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  16. This rule was probably borrowed from the nations of German origin, where it was known. Montesq. Esp. des Lois, ]iv. 30, c. 17. It was established by Clotaire, among the Franks. 11 Toull. n. 237. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  17. To make the innocent pay for the guilty, seems to be contrary to the first principles of justice, and can be justified only by necessity. In some of the United States laws have been passed making cities or counties responsible for, the destruction of property by a mob. This can be justified only on the ground that it is the interest of every one that property should be protected, and that it is for the general good such laws should exist. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  18. hun'dred, n. the number of ten times ten: a division of a county in England, orig. supposed to contain a hundred families.--adjs. HUN'DREDFOLD, folded a hundred times, multiplied by a hundred; HUN'DREDTH, coming last or forming one of a hundred.--n. one of a hundred.--n. HUN'DREDWEIGHT, a weight the twentieth part of a ton, or 112 lb. avoirdupois; orig. a hundred lb., abbreviated cwt. (c. standing for L. centum, wt. for weight).--HUNDRED DAYS, the period between Napoleon's return from Elba and his final downfall after Waterloo (the reign lasted exactly 95 days, March 20-June 22, 1815); HUNDRED YEARS' WAR, the struggle between England and France, from 1337 down to 1453; CHILTERN HUNDREDS, a district of Bucks, whose stewardship is a nominal office under the Crown, the temporary acceptance of which by a member of parliament enables him technically to vacate his seat; GREAT, or LONG, HUNDRED, six score; NOT A HUNDRED MILES OFF, an indirect phrase for 'here,' 'in this very place;' OLD HUNDRED, or HUNDREDTH, a well-known long-metre setting of the hundredth psalm, 'All people that on earth do dwell.' [A.S. hundred--old form hund, a hundred, with the superfluous addition of réd or r['æ]d (Eng. rate), a reckoning.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. (Cardinal number) ten times ten (100, C), as a, one, six, several, h. men, a, one, six, h. of them or of my friends, hh. of men, hh. of them, some, several, hh. of &c.; (ordinal, in compds) the h.-&-first, six-h.-&-ninth; (also h. & one) large number; h. pounds (of money); (chiefly hist.) subdivision of county or shire, having its own court; CHILTERN HUNDREDS; great, long, h., 120; hundred weight, 1121b. avoirdupois (abbr. cwt). Hence hundredfold n., hundredth a. & n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. hh. & thousands, sweets like small shot used chiefly for decorating cakes &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. a territorial and political division of a county, borrowed from England, and instituted in some of the colonies, notably in Maryland and Virginia. It was also to be found in Maine and Delaware, and was based upon the old Hundred system of the English counties. In Virginia the "Hundred" was in some instances synonymous with the parish or the plantation, and again it was subdivided into parishes. The chief officer of the Hundred was usually the constable. Dictionary of United States history
  22. (Eng. Hist.) A division of a county, for the administration of justice. See Courtbaron; Court-leet; Wapentake. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  23. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German, Latin, Greek] The number of ten times ten, expressed by 100 o C;—a division or part of a county in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families or freemen. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. Consisting of ten multiplied by ten. Complete Dictionary
  25. The number ten multiplied by ten ; a company or body consisting of an hundred; a canton or division of a county, consisting originally of tythings. Complete Dictionary

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