arpent

noun
ar·​pent | \är-ˈpäⁿ \
plural arpents\ -​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 U.S. equal to about 0.85 acre (0.34 hectare)

2 : a unit of length equal to one side of a square arpent

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On the right bank of the Mississippi River, measuring 7/16 of one arpent, more or less, bounded on the upper line by the property of Valcour Pierre, on the lower line by that of Widow Ludger Perret, and (property No. Nola.com Digital Operations, NOLA.com, "St. John real estate transfers for Sept. 25-Oct. 13, 2017," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of arpent

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for arpent

Middle French

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arpeggioed

arpeggione

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arquebus

arquerite

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