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arpent

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noun ar·pent \är-ˈpäⁿ\

Definition of arpent

plural

arpents

play \-ˈpäⁿ(z)\
  1. 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. 2 :  a unit of length equal to one side of a square arpent



Origin and Etymology of arpent

Middle French


First Known Use: 1580


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