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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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