noun ar·pent \är-ˈpäⁿ\

Definition of arpent



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

Origin and Etymology of arpent

Medieval French

First Known Use: 1580

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