Definition of "arrondissement" []

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

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Use "arrondissement" in a sentence
  • "Located on the left bank, Paris '5th arrondissement is known among locals as a foodie haven."
  • "With its canteen-like space of fewer than 10 tables, the restaurant is located in an alley in the second arrondissement, which is often contradictorily described by foodies either as "a no-man's land" or the "next Marais.""
  • "People from Guadeloupe, as well as Martinique and French Guyana, defiantly feel that they are second-class citizens, living in a colony rather than an "arrondissement" of Paris."