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arpent Syllabification: ar·pent
Pronunciation: /ˈärpənt/ /ˈärpäN/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of arpent in English:


1An old French unit of land area equivalent to 3,420 square meters (about 1 acre), the standard measure of land in those areas settled during the French regime and in use until the 1970s.
2A unit of linear measure equivalent to about 190 feet (58 m), used in New France.



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