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The primary unit of currency in Lithuania before the adoption of the euro.

[Lithuanian litas, originally applied to the currency issued by the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic between 1922 and 1941 : lit-, after international names for Lithuania such as Russian Litva, Lithuania (from Old Russian, ultimately from Lithuanian Lietuva, of unknown origin ) + Lithuanian -as, masculine singular noun ending.]


n, pl litai (ˈliːteɪ)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Lithuania, divided into 100 centai
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Noun1.litas - the basic unit of money in Lithuania
Lithuanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Lithuania
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As of today, it is no longer possible to make payments in Lithuanian litas, the 15 days dual circulation period having ended on 15 January.
Goranov visited Vilnius Thursday on the occasion of the Lithuania's eurozone accession and the abolition of the local currency, the Lithuanian litas (LTL).
The lights went out at Tynecastle last weekend and the conspiracy theorists soon had Vladimir Romanov with his hand down the back of the couch looking for Lithuanian litas to feed the meter.

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