Arpent



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.
Historical Examples

In the regions of small farms, and of the mtayer system, he gets fifteen sous the arpent, eight sous and even six sous.
The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6) Hippolyte A. Taine

An arpent is about one-seventh less than an acre; and a minot about one-eighth (some say one-twelfth) more than a bushel.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom P. L. Simmonds

Their first home was on the arpent town lot near the hospital.
Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime William Henry Atherton

The corn-lands here rent for about fifteen livres the arpent.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

An arpent yields one hundred quintals of hay a year, worth three livres the quintal.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

The rents of the corn-lands, farmed for money, are about ten or twelve livres the arpent.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

The measurement of the arpent varied from an acre to an acre and a half.
A History of Champagne Henry Vizetelly

An arpent of ground for corn rents at from thirty to thirty-six livres.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

A setterie yields about one pice, and my informer supposes there are about two setteries in an arpent.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson

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

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