noun, plural pice.

a former bronze coin of British India, one quarter of an anna.Compare pie5.

Origin of pice

First recorded in 1605–15, pice is from the Marathi word paisā
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Examples from the Web for pice

Historical Examples of pice

  • The version is to be found, I think, in C4.2, which is the pice justicative.



  • To travel about the world with the 'pice de conviction' in his possession.

    The O'Donoghue

    Charles James Lever

  • The rates for parching are a pice a seer or an eighth part of the grain.

  • A roast sucking-pig is always a pice de resistance at a feast.


    Sir Henry Arthur Blake

  • There is always a bowl as a pice de rsistance, a bowl that only a Morgan could afford to own.

    Paris Vistas

    Helen Davenport Gibbons

British Dictionary definitions for pice


noun plural pice

a former Indian coin worth one sixty-fourth of a rupee

Word Origin for pice

C17: from Mahratti paisā
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