cadastre

[kuh-das-ter]
noun
an official register of the ownership, extent, and value of real property in a given area, used as a basis of taxation.
Also, cadaster.


Origin:
1795–1805; < French < Provençal cadastro < Italian catastro, earlier (Venetian) catastico < Late Greek katástichon register, derivative of phrase katà stíchon by line; see cata-, stich

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cadaster or cadastre (kəˈdæstə)
 
n
an official register showing details of ownership, boundaries, and value of real property in a district, made for taxation purposes
 
[C19: from French, from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro, from Late Greek katastikhon register, from kata stikhon line by line, from kata (see cata-) + stikhos line, stich]
 
cadastre or cadastre
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro, from Late Greek katastikhon register, from kata stikhon line by line, from kata (see cata-) + stikhos line, stich]
 
ca'dastral or cadastre
 
adj

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There is a system of real property registry, or cadastre.
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