arrondissement

noun
ar·ron·disse·ment | \ə-ˈrän-də-smənt, ˌa-ˌrōⁿ-(ˌ)dē-ˈsmäⁿ \

Definition of arrondissement 

1 : an administrative district of some large French cities

2 : the largest division of a French department

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Among the pieces now protected is Surdeau's personal favorite: Napoleon in his swirling red cape, which occupies a busy corner of the 19th arrondissement, a neighborhood that is home to many immigrants. Linda Hervieux /, NBC News, "New Banksy street art appears across Paris, taking aim at refugee crisis," 27 June 2018 The Egyptian man was arrested a week ago in the French capital's 18th arrondissement, or district, according to a security official. Bloomberg.com, "French Government Says Attack Foiled, Egyptian Man Arrested," 18 May 2018 Then hit the antiques shops and artisans of the 7th arrondissement, with your guide from this morning, (or the flea markets, depending on day of the week) to dig for pieces that struck you from the morning visits. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016 At Diderot High School in Paris's 19th arrondissement, the menu of the day is salad and couscous with meat or fish, served with cheese, and rounded off with ice cream or yogurt. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches," 7 June 2018 Then, to the nimble rescue on the streets of Paris on Saturday evening, came a young man whom some French people have started to call the Spider-Man of the 18th, referring to the arrondissement of Paris where the episode unfolded. New York Times, "Paris ‘Spider-Man’ Saves Young Boy. Cue Debate on Migrants.," 28 May 2018 On Saturday night, a knife-wielding attacker killed one person and injured four in Paris's popular 2nd arrondissement, not far from the Paris opera house in an area filled with restaurants and theaters. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "After Knife Attack, What You Need to Know About Visiting Paris," 14 May 2018 Needless to say, Michelin stars are sprinkled generously across the arrondissements. Mary Winston Nicklin, USA TODAY, "10 tastes of Paris for less than $10," 18 May 2018 Bar patrons and opera-goers described surprise and confusion, and being ordered to stay inside while the police operation was underway on rue Monsigny in the lively 2nd arrondissement, or district, of the French capital. Angela Charlton And Elaine Ganley, chicagotribune.com, "Parents, friend of Chechnya-born Paris attacker questioned," 13 May 2018

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First Known Use of arrondissement

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for arrondissement

French

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