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Arrondissement

In French-speaking areas, a political subdivision equivalent to a borough. In the Netherlands, it is used to mean a district.
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WITH an increasing number of Irish investors snapping up property in Paris, the owners of a penthouse in the 6th Arrondissment have decided to pitch it at the Irish market.
she pleads, only to find that, as the narrator tells it, his Paris is an unreal City, born out of desire: a "Paris whose arrondissments are undefined, a Paris that has never existed except by virtue of my loneliness, my hunger for her"(183).
With regard to this last comment, American readers need to be reminded that it was primarily the marginalization of the same French theorists to low-wage and marginal faculty appointments either in the provinces or in the upper arrondissments that first created the conditions for wave of immigration of French intellectuals into institutions in the U.