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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tournois A former French money of account worth 20 sous, or a franc. It was thus called in distinction from the Paris livre, which contained 25 sous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tournois Of Tours: an epithet used only in livre tournois, an old French money of account, worth 20 sous, or about 9½ d. sterling, or 19 United States cents—the value of the livre parisis being 25 sous.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., belonging to Tours, in France


In literature:

In two days' time is the vepres du tournoi, when we may see if your lance is as quick as your wit.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Thus, poisoning, for example, was absolved for eleven ducats, six livres tournois.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
The sum to be insured is fifteen thousand livres tournois.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The consumption of bread for the whole kingdom, is two millions of livres tournois, a day.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Barthelemy (E.M. de) et Kerviler (R.), 'Un tournoi de 3 pucelles en l'honneur de Jeanne d'Arc.
"Joan of Arc" by Ronald Sutherland Gower
Lorsque a Beaucaire ouvrit un grand tournoi.
"Itinerary of Provence and the Rhone" by John Hughes
So that the whole of the money received from France, amounts to about four and twenty millions tournois.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
The value of deniers fixed at 20 to the sol tournois.
"The Coinages of the Channel Islands" by B. Lowsley
One hundred and twenty-five livres tournois did Bertrand and I have each for that purpose, and he took them.
"Joan of Arc" by Lucy Foster Madison
Absolution for a priest who keeps a concubine, twenty-one tournois, live ducats, six carlins.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
From the poor Duke of Savoy not a livre tournois was to be expected.
"Corse de Leon, Volume I (of 2)" by G. P. R. James
The origin of the difference between the livres Tournois and the livres Parisis is to be sought in the feudal Mint franchises of the barons.
"The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896" by William Arthur Shaw
Boatmen, porters, and all others, are bound to make room for those who land, under a penalty of 14 livres tournois.
"Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide" by Thomas Bellamy
The 'denier Tournois' was a penny.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 125, March 20, 1852" by Various