from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Table at currency.
  • n. A money of account formerly used in France and originally worth a pound of silver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of currency formerly used in France, divided into 20 sols or sous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A French money of account, afterward a silver coin equal to 20 sous. It is not now in use, having been superseded by the franc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old French coin and money of account, now superseded by the franc.


French, from Old French, from Latin lībra, a unit of weight, pound.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French livre. (Wiktionary)



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