WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ar•ron•disse•ment  (ə rondis mənt, ar′ən dēs-; Fr. a rôn dēs män), 
n., pl. -ments
    (-mənts; Fr. -män). 
  1. Governmentthe largest administrative division of a French department, comprising a number of cantons.
  2. Governmentan administrative district of certain large cities in France.
Etymology:
  • French, equivalent. to arrondiss- (variant stem of arrondir to round out; see a-5, round) + -ment -ment
  • 1800–10


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

arrondissement /French: arɔ̃dismɑ̃/ n (in France)
  1. the largest administrative subdivision of a department
  2. a municipal district of certain cities, esp Paris
Etymology: 19th Century: from arrondir to make round, from ab-1 + -rondir from rond round



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