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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.]
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livre(ˈliːvrə; French livrə)
(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]
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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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