Definition of arpent
plural ar·pents play \-ˈpäⁿ(z)\
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
First Known Use: 1580
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