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cadastral Syllabification: ca·das·tral
Pronunciation: /kəˈdastrəl/

Definition of cadastral in English:


(Of a map or survey) showing the extent, value, and ownership of land, especially for taxation.
Example sentences
  • As in Jamaica, it was necessary to train staff and to prepare a cadastral map.
  • Records designed to assess public revenue - censuses, cadastral surveys, and tax registers - all demonstrate the interest of the state in promoting stability and continuity in settlement.
  • Their commission was to establish an administrative framework, conduct a census and cadastral survey to establish the resources of the peninsula, and draw up a taxation policy and legal statutes for its governance.


Mid 19th century: from French, from cadastre 'register of property', from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro (earlier catastico), from late Greek katastikhon 'list, register', from kata stikhon 'line by line'.

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