All those cardinals and clerics get through an average of 73.7 liters each a year.
It takes, for instance, 400,000 liters (or 105,000 gallons) of water to manufacture a single car.
Fuel companies decreed that the maximum a customer could buy was 20 liters; the most he could spend, 3,000 yen.
1797, from French litre (1793), from litron, obsolete French measure of capacity for grain, from Medieval Latin litra, from Greek litra "pound," apparently from the same Sicilian Italic source as Latin libra.
liter li·ter (lē'tər)
Abbr. L, l
A unit of volume equal to 1000 cubic centimeters or or 1 cubic decimeter (1.0567 quarts).