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Meaning of ARRONDISSEMENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar`ron`disse`ment"\, n. [F., fr. arrondir to
make round; ad + rond round, L. rotundus.]
A subdivision of a department. [France]

Note: The territory of France, since the revolution, has been
      divided into departments, those into arrondissements,
      those into cantons, and the latter into communes.

 

 

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