arrondissement


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ar·ron·disse·ment

 (ä-rôN′dēs-mäN′)
n.
1. The chief administrative subdivision of a department in France.
2. A municipal subdivision in some large French cities.

[French, from Old French, rounded projection on a wall, from arrondir, arrondiss-, to round out : a, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + rondir, to make round (from rond, round; see round1).]

arrondissement

(French arɔ̃dismɑ̃)
(in France) n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the largest administrative subdivision of a department
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a municipal district of certain cities, esp Paris
[C19: from arrondir to make round, from ab-1 + -rondir from rond round]

ar•ron•disse•ment

(əˈrɒn dɪs mənt, ˌær ənˈdis-; Fr. a rɔ̃ disˈmɑ̃)

n., pl. -ments (-mənts; Fr. -ˈmɑ̃)
1. the largest administrative division of a French department, comprising a number of cantons.
2. an administrative district of certain large cities in France.
[1800–10; < French, =arrondiss-, variant s. of arrondir to round out (see a-5, round1) + -ment -ment]
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There was a touch of the magistrate in the man, a good deal more of the Councillor of the Prefecture, all the self-importance of the mayor of the arrondissement, the local autocrat, and the soured temper of the unsuccessful candidate who has never been returned since the year 1816.
He proved that an arrondissement could be managed by ten men; a prefecture by a dozen at the most; which reduced the entire civil service force throughout France to five thousand men, exclusive of the departments of war and justice.
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