livre

[ lee-ver; French lee-vruh ]
/ ˈli vər; French ˈli vrə /

noun, plural li·vres [lee-verz; French lee-vruh]. /ˈli vərz; French ˈli vrə/.

a former money of account and group of coins of France, issued in coin form first in gold, then in silver, finally in copper, and discontinued in 1794.

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Origin of livre

1545–55; <Middle French, Old French <Latin lībra balance, pound
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livre
/ (ˈliːvrə, French livrə) /

noun

a former French unit of money of account, equal to 1 pound of silver

Word Origin for livre

C16: via Old French from Latin lībra the Roman pound
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