Livre

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Livre A French money of account, afterward a silver coin equal to 20 sous. It is not now in use, having been superseded by the franc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n livre An old French coin and money of account, now superseded by the franc. The value of the livre tournois, or livre of Tours, by comparison of the gold coinage of 1726–1785 with the present United States gold coinage, was 19½ cents, and by comparison of silver coin of the same periods it was 18⅔ cents. The livre parisis, or livre of Paris, in nse until 1667 conjointly with the livre tournois, was worth one quarter more than the latter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Livre lē′vr an old French coin, about the value of a franc, by which it was superseded in 1795: the ancient French unit of weight, equal to about 1 lb. avoirdupois.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. libra, a pound of twelve ounces. Cf. Lira
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. libra, a pound.

Usage

In literature:

Nevertheless three thousand livres is a nice little sum.
"The Conspirators" by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Mother Michel will get her pension of fifteen hundred livres, and I shall remain a nobody, the same as before.
"The Story of a Cat" by Émile Gigault de La Bédollière
There it was one of her functions to pay the workwomen; and for each of them there were two livres, one of which always remained in her hands.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Plusieurs curieux ont encore le petit livre que ce Chancelier composa en faveur de la Polygamie.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
It is said, that there are many packets for the army, and one hundred and eighty thousand livres.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
I paid fifty livres for a fast galley to Livorno.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
They say in this, that the value of these pieces is twelve livres ten sols, French money.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
He had already sunk from 40,000 to 50,000 livres in the enterprise.
"Pathfinders of the Great Plains" by Lawrence J. Burpee
Thus an increase had taken place of nearly one hundred and ten thousand livres, in about five hundred and twenty years.
"Architectural Antiquities of Normandy" by John Sell Cotman
In 1636 he is on the list for 400 livres annually.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
She brought a dowry of six thousand livres, and simultaneously Champlain made his will in her favour.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
The salary amounted to but eight thousand livres a year.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
A ransom of forty thousand livres was to be exacted from the city.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
One Achmet Talem paid fifteen hundred livres for Regnard, and one thousand for the lady.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
This singular work sold at Gaignat's sale for 902 livres.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
None are now less than twelve hundred livres (fifty pounds sterling), nor any higher than two or three thousand pounds.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The plan of the fort at St. John was agreed on in 1698, and 3,000 livres granted for its construction.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
His parents never publicly acknowledged him, but his father settled upon him an income of 1200 livres.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
I suppose the expense of this is a million of livres.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
In fifteen years his net profits amounted to 800,000 livres!
"The Operatic Problem" by William Johnson Galloway
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In news:

And a 40% share of Le Livre de Poche, of which Hachette owns 60.
Among other major themes highlighted at the fair were the Maple Spring, Children's Books, Quebec's literary identity, Livres comme l'air amnesty for political prisoners and the evolution of Quebec's book profession.
Enlarge Anna Claire Vollers Amy Gandy, speaker Jon Meacham, Betsy Estopinal, Laurel Best Vive le Livre 2012 gallery (7 photos).
Politics and history took center stage at Vive le Livre 2012.
Hachette Livre 's sales of 2.04 billion EUR for 2011 are down by 5.9% against 2010, while profits fell by 11.8% to 2.20 billion EUR, bringing the group to "post Stephenie Meyer Twilight" levels.
RIP Angeli Caffe & Drago Santa Monica, but hello Cafe Livre .
Bill Bryson at 2010 Vive le Livre .
Last week, Salon du livre de Montréal completed its 35th show.
The decision reached Thursday is legally binding on Hachette Livre.
Claude Lanzmann published his memoir , Le Lièvre de Patagonie, in France in 2009.
More than a simple book fair, the Salon du livre de Montréal perpetuated its tradition of being a meeting point for Quebec's cultural and political elite.
Bill Bryson at 2010 Vive le Livre.
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In science:

Kubo, in Polarization, Matiere et Rayonnement, livre jubile en l’honneur du Professeur A.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
Livre - Theorie De L’Estimation Fonctionnelle; Economica; 1999.
Goodness-of-fit Tests For Elliptical And Independent Copulas Through Projection Pursuit
Bourbaki N : El´ements de Math´ematique, Livre II, Alg´ebre.
Four Departures in Mathematics and Physics
The Landau equation was introduce by Landau (citer livre Landau-Lifschitz).
Propagation of chaos for the spatially homogeneous Landau equation for maxwellian molecules
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