A unit of distance that is variable as it is based on the distance one can walk in an hour i.e., between three and six miles. – AD

In English speaking countries on land, the league was most commonly defined as three miles (4.83 km), though the length of a mile could vary from place to place and depending on the era.   At sea, a league was three nautical miles (6,076 yards; 5.556 kilometres) – Wikipedia.


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