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Li·bra / ˈlēbrə/ 1. Astron. a small constellation (the Scales or Balance), said to represent the balance that is the symbol of justice. It contains no bright stars. ∎  [as genitive] (Librae / -ˌbrī; -ˌbrē/ ) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Alpha Librae. 2. Astrol. the seventh sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters at the northern autumnal equinox (about September 23). ∎  (a Libra) a person born when the sun is in this sign. DERIVATIVES: Li·bran n. & adj. (in sense 2).

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li·bra / ˈlēbrə; ˈlī-/ • n. (pl. -brae / -ˌbrī; -ˌbrē/ ) (in ancient Rome) a unit of weight, equivalent to 12 ounces (0.34 kg). It was the forerunner of the pound.

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Libra the seventh sign of the zodiac, the Scales or Balance, which the sun enters at the northern autumnal equinox (about 23 September).