[L. leuca, a Gallic mile.] A measure of distance of ancient origin. The Roman league was equal to 1,500 paces, each of 5 feet. The league is used as a nautical measure, and signifies the 1-2oth part of a degree - 3 geographical miles, or 3.45 English statute miles. The land-league is approximately 3 statute miles. Its length varies in different countries.