Livre definition

lēvər, lēvrə
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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A money of account formerly used in France and originally worth 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