C.

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

C. (plural CC.)

  1. Century.
    Fig. 2: a 13 th C. illumination of ‘H’

Abbreviation[edit]

C.

  1. (law) Code.

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

C.

  1. (law) Abbreviation of chancellor.

Usage notes[edit]

This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in legal citation. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Judges and Officials", Table T11, p. 443.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of grosse caisse (bass drum).

Noun[edit]

C. f (plural C.)

  1. (music) b-d, bd, BD (bass drum)

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

C.

  1. (music) Abbreviation of grancassa (bass drum).

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From archaic Latin, when the letter C represented the phonetic value /g/.

Proper noun[edit]

C. m (indeclinable)

  1. Praenominal abbreviation of Cāius. Praenominal abbreviation of Gāius.