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[kuh-das-ter] /kəˈdæs tər/
an official register of the ownership, extent, and value of real property in a given area, used as a basis of taxation.
Origin of cadastre
1795-1805; < French < Provençal cadastro < Italian catastro, earlier (Venetian) catastico < Late Greek katástichon register, derivative of phrase katà stíchon by line; see cata-, stich1 Unabridged
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  • There is a system of real property registry, or cadastre.
British Dictionary definitions for cadastre


an official register showing details of ownership, boundaries, and value of real property in a district, made for taxation purposes
Derived Forms
cadastral, adjective
Word Origin
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
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