Definition of


  1. (adv, all) of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians

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Synonyms of C.e.

ce, common era

Origin of the word C.e.

  1. as an abbreviation for "Common Era" or "Christian Era," and a non-Christian alternative to A.D., attested from 1838 in works on Jewish history. Companion B.C.E. is attested from 1881. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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