League

What does league refer to?

League is the longest unit of length in the British Imperial system. League is no longer used although it was common in Europe and Latin America. It equals 5280 yards.

Throughout history, league had several values. Romans estimated league to be equal to 1,500 paces which is nearly 5 feet. later, league was also defined to be the distance a cannon shot could be fired at menacing ships offshore.

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