avoirdupois system


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avoirdupois system

A system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound and the 16-dram ounce.
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One, from the avoirdupois system, has our familiar 7,000-grain pound.
Our grain derives from the French avoirdupois system that evolved as a means to help regulate the products sold in trade.
The Avoirdupois system is also of the fourteenth century although its pound of 7000 oz.