Livre meaning

lē'vər, lē'vrə
A money of account formerly used in France and originally worth a pound of silver.
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A former French money of account (discontinued in the late 18th cent.), orig. equivalent in value to a pound of silver.
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(historical) A unit of currency formerly used in France, divided into 20 sols or sous.
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Origin of livre

  • French from Old French from Latin lībra a unit of weight, pound
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French livre.
    From Wiktionary