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cadastral

[kuh-das-truh l] /kəˈdæs trəl/
adjective
1.
Surveying. (of a map or survey) showing or including boundaries, property lines, etc.
2.
of or pertaining to a cadastre.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French; see cadastre, -al1
Related forms
cadastrally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cadastral
cadastral
1858, from Fr. cadastral, from cadastre "register of the survey of lands" (16c.), from O.It. catastico, from Late Gk. katastikhos "register," lit. "by the line." Gamillscheg dismisses derivation from L.L. capitastrum "register of the poll tax."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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