arpent

noun ar·pent \ är-ˈpäⁿ \

Definition of arpent

plural arpents play \-ˈpäⁿ(z)\
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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Origin and Etymology of arpent

Middle French


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