Definition of Italian lira

1. Noun. Formerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi.

Exact synonyms: Lira
Terms within: Centesimo
Generic synonyms: Italian Monetary Unit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Italian Lira

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Italian Sign Language
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Italian augmented sixth chords
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Italian dressing
Italian flap
Italian greyhound
Italian grip
Italian honeysuckle
Italian ice
Italian lira (current term)
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Italian monetary unit
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Literary usage of Italian lira

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1. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1918)
"Objection, raised for the first time in this court, to consideration by the Industrial Accident Board of the value of an Italian lira in United States money ..."

2. Useful Rules and Tables Relating to Mensuration, Engineering, Structures by William John Macquorn Rankine (1873)
"The Italian lira is equal to the franc in weight, fineness, and value. 4. ... 2S<22o American Dollar = 100 cents, 0-20548 5-18z centimes = Italian lira, ..."

3. Italian Conversation-grammar: A New and Practical Method of Learning the by Karl Marquard Sauer (1886)
"My sister Lucy (Lucia) is the twenty-second. Take (prendete) the 30th, 50th, 60th and 100th part. An Italian lira has 20 soldi or 100 centesimi. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"PESETA, a silver coin and unit of value, the Spanish equivalent of the French, Belgian and Swiss franc, the Italian lira and the Greek drachma in ihe Latin ..."

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