from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A former French money of account worth 20 sous, or a franc. It was thus called in distinction from the Paris livre, which contained 25 sous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of Tours: an epithet used only in livre tournois, an old French money of account, worth 20 sous, or about 9½ d. sterling, or 19 United States cents—the value of the livre parisis being 25 sous.
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