Livre

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livre

[′lēv·rə]
(mechanics)
A unit of mass, used in France, equal to 0.5 kilogram.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Livre

 

(1) The monetary unit of France until the introduction in 1799 of the franc.

(2) A silver coin in France in the Middle Ages, minted until 1720. In 1834 money issued in the form of livres was withdrawn from circulation.

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