Definition of Arpent

1. Noun. A former French unit of area; equal approximately to an acre.

Generic synonyms: Area Unit, Square Measure



Definition of Arpent

1. n. Formerly, a measure of land in France, varying in different parts of the country. The arpent of Paris was 4,088 sq. yards, or nearly five sixths of an English acre. The woodland arpent was about 1 acre, 1 rood, 1 perch, English.

Definition of Arpent

1. Noun. A unit of length, having various official measures ¹

2. Noun. A unit of area, having various official measures ¹

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Definition of Arpent

1. an old French unit of area [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arpent

arpeggiate
arpeggiated
arpeggiated chord
arpeggiated chords
arpeggiates
arpeggiating
arpeggiation
arpeggiator
arpeggiators
arpeggio
arpeggione
arpeggiones
arpeggios
arpen
arpens
arpent (current term)
arpents
arpine
arquated
arquebus
arquebusade
arquebusades
arquebuse
arquebuses
arquebusier
arquebusiers
arquifoux
arr
arrabbiata
arracacha

Literary usage of Arpent

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"... as ours doe differ ш »vendí kindes of pole« and their arpent is КЮ pote, howsoever the poles d( differ. ..."

2. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1824)
"This arpent contained }00 square perches of 22 feet square, or 484 square feet. t The Arc, which is the unity of the new French agrarian measures, ..."

3. The British Dominions in North America, Or, A Topographical and Statistical ...by Joseph Bouchette, Bouchette, Joseph, 1774-1841 by Joseph Bouchette, Bouchette, Joseph, 1774-1841 (1831)
"2 sols for each superficial arpent, and 1 sol as quit rent for each front arpent. ... 1 sol tournois for each superficial arpent, half a bushel of wheat for ..."

4. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"112. Appropriation, contracts, i. 112. unlawful, i. 120. in heraldry, what, i. 120. of the the United States, i. 120. suspension of, ii. 567. arpent, i. ..."

5. Travels During the Years 1787, 1788, & 1789: Undertaken More Particularly by Arthur Young (1794)
"In the country between La Loge and Chalons there is much that has been fold at 30 liv. the -arpent (il. is,) and fome even at 6 liv. (43» 2d. ..."

6. The Second War with England by Joel Tyler Headley (1853)
"... of prisoners increased—A riot to obtain bread—Dartmoor massacre—Messrs. King and I/arpent appointed commissioners to investigate it—Decision—The end. ..."

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