Pronunciation: (är'punt; Fr. ar-pän'), [key]
—pl. -pentsPronunciation: (-punts; Fr. -pän'). [key]
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.
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