livre III, qui contient des dveloppements sur les deux premiers, 151.
The livre was the old French monetary unit which was displaced by the franc.
Pour vous, mon livre sera toujours une belle et noble chose.
The livre of Tours was worth 20 sous; that of Paris, 25 sous.
We are very far from singing in our streets our edicts, or finances, or upon the two sous in the livre.
From the poor Duke of Savoy not a livre tournois was to be expected.
Il aime les livres qui font semblant d'aller dans le monde: ce livre vient de la rue.
How can a poor devil of a labourer have half a livre to give away?
The papers insist it's a livre--clef; and I am certain the thing is selling on that account!
There were twenty sous to the livre: the coin, the sou in circulation, was not enlarged, or made of more intrinsic value.
former French money, 1550s, from French livre "pound," in Old French in both the weight and money senses, from Latin libra "pound" (see Libra). Equivalent to the 20c. franc, it was made up of 20 sous.