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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A former French unit of area.

Usage examples (27)
  • The arpent is the old French measure that is approximately one acre in size.
  • They was sold for ten dollars an arpent back in the twenties.
  • "Paysan sautant sur son petit arpent" (1947) takes its inspiration from the graffiti found on Parisian walls.
  • An arpent is about one-seventh less than an acre; and a minot about one-eighth (some say one-twelfth) more than a bushel. for more
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