from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A monetary unit of ancient Rome equivalent to 1,000 sesterces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A money of account used by the ancient Romans in reckoning large sums: it was equal to a thousand sestertii.
Latin (mīlle) sēstertium, (a thousand) sesterces, genitive pl. of sēstertius, sesterce; see sesterce.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)