noun, plural ar·pents [ahr-puh nts; French ar-pahn] /ˈɑr pənts; French arˈpɑ̃/.
Origin of arpent
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Historical Examples of arpent
The measurement of the arpent varied from an acre to an acre and a half.A History of Champagne
In the regions of small farms, and of the mtayer system, he gets fifteen sous the arpent, eight sous and even six sous.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
An arpent is about one-seventh less than an acre; and a minot about one-eighth (some say one-twelfth) more than a bushel.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
The corn-lands here rent for about fifteen livres the arpent.
The rents of the corn-lands, farmed for money, are about ten or twelve livres the arpent.