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One of several coins formerly used in France, worth a small amount.
[French, from Old French sol, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.]
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1. (Historical Terms) a former French coin of low denomination
2. (Banking & Finance) a very small amount of money: I haven't a sou to my name.
[C19: from French, from Old French sol, from Latin: solidus]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
n., pl. sous.
1. (formerly) either of two bronze coins of France, equal to five centimes and ten centimes.
2. sol 2 .
[1810–20; < French; Old French sol sol2]
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