arpent


ar·pent

noun \är-ˈpäⁿ\
plural ar·pents \-ˈpäⁿ(z)\

Definition of ARPENT

1
:  any of various old French units of land area; especially :  one used in French sections of Canada and the United States equal to about 0.85 acre (0.34 hectare)
2
:  a unit of length equal to one side of a square arpent

Origin of ARPENT

Middle French
First Known Use: 1580

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