See also:district " of 1790 . It comprises within itself the
See also:canton and the commune . It differs from the department and from the commune in being merely an administrative division and not a
See also:complete legal
See also:personality with power to acquire and possess . The purposes for which it exists are, again, unlike those of the department and the commune, comparatively limited . It is the electoral district for the chamber of deputies, each arrondissement returning one member; if the population is in excess of 100,000 it is divided into two or more constituencies . It is also a judicial district having a
See also:court of first instance . It is under the
See also:control of a sub-
See also:prefect . There are 362 arrondissements in the 87 departments . Each arrondissement has a council, with as many members as there are cantons, whose
See also:function is to subdivide among the communes their
See also:quota of the
See also:direct taxes charged to the arrondissement by the general council of the department . (See FRANCE.) Somewhat different from the arrondissements of the department are the arrondissements (20 in number) into which
See also:Paris is divided . They bear a certain resemblance to the sub-municipalities created in
See also:London by the London
See also:Act 1899, and each forms a
See also:local administrative unit (see PARIS) .
France is also subdivided, for purposes ofdefence, into five maritime divisions, termed arrondissements . Institutedoriginally under the Consulate, they were suppressed in 1815, but re-established again in 1826 . They are under the direction of maritime prefects, who, by a decree of 1875, must be
See also:vice-admirals in the
See also:navy .
ARRIS (Fr. areste, or arete)
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