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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arpent  \Ar"pent\,  Arpen  \Ar"pen\,  n.  [F.  arpent,  fr  L. 
  arepennis  arapennis  According  to  Columella,  a  Gallic  word 
  for  a  measure  equiv.  to  half  a  Roman  jugerum.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arpent 
  n  :  a  former  French  unit  of  area;  equal  approximately  to  an  acre 




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