arrondissement love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The chief administrative subdivision of a department in France.
  • noun A municipal subdivision in some large French cities.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In France, the largest administrative division of a department.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun France A subdivision of a department.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An administrative division in some French- or Dutch-speaking countries
  • noun Canada A borough, a submunicipal administrative division

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, rounded projection on a wall, from arrondir, arrondiss-, to round out : a, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + rondir, to make round (from rond, round; see round).]

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Borrowing from French arrondissement.

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