arpent


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ar·pent

 (är-päN′)
n.
Any of various French units of land measurement, especially one used in parts of Canada and the southern United States and equal to about 0.4 hectare (0.85 acre).

[French, from Old French, from Latin arepennis, half acre; see per in Indo-European roots.]

arpent

(ˈɑːpənt; French arpɑ̃) or

arpen

n
1. (Units) a former French unit of length equal to 190 feet (approximately 58 metres)
2. (Units) an old French unit of land area equal to about one acre: still used in Quebec and Louisiana
[C16: from Old French, probably from Late Latin arepennis half an acre, of Gaulish origin; related to Middle Irish airchenn unit of land measure]

ar•pent

(ˈɑr pənt; Fr. arˈpɑ̃)

n., pl. -pents (-pənts; Fr. -ˈpɑ̃)
an old French unit of area equal to about one acre (0.4 hectare), still used in the province of Quebec and in parts of Louisiana.
[1570–80; < Middle French < Latin arepennis half-acre < Gaulish]
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Noun1.arpent - a former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre
area unit, square measure - a system of units used to measure areas
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