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arpent

[ ahr-puhnt; French ar-pahn ]
/ ˈɑr pənt; French arˈpɑ̃ /
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noun, plural ar·pents [ahr-puhnts; French ar-pahn]. /ˈɑr pənts; French arˈpɑ̃/.
an old French unit of area equal to about one acre (0.4 hectare). It is still used in the province of Quebec and in parts of Louisiana.
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Origin of arpent

1570–80; <Middle French <Latin arepennis half-acre <Gaulish; akin to MIr airchenn unit of area
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British Dictionary definitions for arpent

arpent
/ (ˈɑːpənt, French arpɑ̃) /

noun
a former French unit of length equal to 190 feet (approximately 58 metres)
an old French unit of land area equal to about one acre: still used in Quebec and Louisiana

Word Origin for arpent

C16: from Old French, probably from Late Latin arepennis half an acre, of Gaulish origin; related to Middle Irish airchenn unit of land measure
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