Pronunciation: (dā-sēm'), [key]
—pl. -cimesPronunciation: (-sēm'). [key] French.
a former copper or bronze coin of France issued from 1795 to 1801 and from 1814 to 1815, the 10th part of a franc, equal in value to 10 centimes.
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