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 for litre
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Liter \Li"ter\, Litre \Li"tre\ (l[=e]"t[~e]r; 277), n. [F.
     litre, Gr. li`tra a silver coin.]
     A measure of capacity in the metric system, being a cubic
     decimeter, equal to 61.022 cubic inches, or 2.113 American
     pints, or 1.76 English pints.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Litre \Li"tre\ (l[=e]"t[~e]r; 277), n. [F.]
     Same as Liter. [Chiefly Brit.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  litre
      n 1: a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume
           of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions;
           now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75
           pints) [syn: liter, litre, l, cubic decimeter,
           cubic decimetre]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or 
  one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide 
  Measure. 
  
  

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