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n. pl. cen·tos
A poem or other literary work pieced together from the works of several authors.

[Latin centō, patchwork.]


n, pl -tos
(Poetry) a piece of writing, esp a poem, composed of quotations from other authors
[C17: from Latin, literally: patchwork garment]


n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Central Treaty Organization; an organization for military and economic cooperation formed in 1959 by the UK, Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey as a successor to the Baghdad Pact: disbanded 1979

Cento, Centones, Centoism

 A literary or musical composition made up of selections; a string or rigmarole; a composition formed by joining scraps from other authors, 1605; a patchwork of coloured cloths, 1610.
Examples: cento of blunders, 1780; of borrowed thoughts, 1859; of commonplaces, 1822; of literary works, 1605; of musical composition; of uncircumcised nations, 1647; of patchwork, 1610; of revolters of popery, 1626; of scriptural phrases; of verses, 1882.
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To James Mackintosh's Lectures on the Law of Nature and Nations, Hazlitt gives some suggestively faint praise: they "were after all but a kind of philosophical centos. They were profound, brilliant, new to his hearers; but the profundity, the brilliancy, the novelty were not his own" (Spirit 217).
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The case for Proba 2 is not put in jeopardy by the scornful comments of Jerome in a letter to Paulinus of Nola,(19) in which he laments that centos were penned by all sorts of inadequates: hanc (scripturarum ars) garrula anus, hanc delirus senex, hanc soleocista verbosus, hanc universi praesumunt, lacerant, docent, antequam discant.
, centoes, or centos An often poetic patchwork composition of words, phrases, or lines from other works.