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li·vre

 (lē′vər, lē′vrə)
n.
A money of account formerly used in France and originally worth a pound of silver.

[French, from Old French, from Latin lībra, a unit of weight, pound.]

livre

(ˈliːvrə; French livrə)
n
(Currencies) a former French unit of money of account, equal to 1 pound of silver
[C16: via Old French from Latin lībra the Roman pound]

li•vre

(ˈli vrə)

n., pl. -vres (-vrə).
a former money of account and group of coins of France, issued in coin form orig. in gold: discontinued in 1794.
[1545–55; < Middle French, Old French < Latin lībra balance, pound]
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If the poor man who has but one livre in his pocket, found a livre and twelve deniers, that would be justice, that would be excellent; but never does such a godsend fall to the lot of the poor man.
it is now only half-past one; let us step out, we shall be there in time to touch my three hundred and seventy-five livres, and get away before the arrival of the malefactor.
A contrite heart and ten nobles to holy mother Church may stave off perdition; but he hath a pardon of the first degree, with a twenty-five livre benison, so that I doubt if he will so much as feel a twinge of purgatory.
In spite of the fact that delicate missions were constantly intrusted to his discretion which to any other man about the court would have proved lucrative, he possessed an income of not more than thirty thousand francs from an investment in the Grand Livre.
Manage the matter as well as you can, my good man; it does not concern me, the more so as I have not a livre left.
Dans cet ouvrage devoile a l'occasion du Salon International de l'Edition et du Livre de Casablanca, l'ecrivain se livre a [beaucoup moins que]coeur a ouvert[beaucoup plus grand que] et raconte une histoire a la fois heureuse et malheureuse qui se deroule a la bibliotheque d'Al-Quaraouiyine a Fes, capitale spirituelle du pays.
Le livre blanc visant l'amelioration du secteur de transport sera presente mardi prochain.
Le Tribunal de premiere instance de Tunis a ordonne, mercredi, la suspension de l'impression, de la vente et de la diffusion du Livre noir ', sur la base de la plainte deposee par le comite des supporters de l'Esperance sportive de Tunis (EST), a annonce le porte- parole du Ministere public pres le tribunal, Sofien Sliti .
L'experience marocaine phare en matiere d'edition pourrait contribuer a l'emergence de l'industrie du livre en Cote d'Ivoire, a declare, mardi a Abidjan, le ministre ivoirien de la Culture et de la Francophonie, Maurice Kouakou Bandaman, a l'ouverture du 6eme Salon international du livre d'Abidjan qui se tient sous le theme ''Livre, Dialogue des Cultures et Emergence''.
Non il ne s'agit pas du titre d'un livre de fiction ou du dernier ouvrage du mouvement surrealiste, mais d'un veritable recueil de 124 pages, publie par les Freres musulmans.
Mahmoud Mehdi Sharif Khalid a inaugure la foire du livre en 2013, accompagne par le secretaire des Affaires scientifique de l'Universite .