Definition of predial in English:

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predial

Pronunciation: /ˈprēdēəl/

adjective

archaic
1Relating to or consisting of land or farming: political or predial sources of discontent
More example sentences
  • Hit by a spate of praedial larceny, Aranguez farmers are now using deadly pit bulls and Rottweilers to guard their food crops at night.
  • Julius is ‘predial’ - of the land; John is ‘proprietary’ - over the land.
  • They are now calling Aranguez - long known as the food basket of the country - the praedial larceny capital of the country.
1.1 historical Relating to or denoting a slave or tenant attached to farms or the land: predial service
1.2 historical (Of a tithe) consisting of agricultural produce.

noun

historical
A predial slave.

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin praedialis, from Latin praedium 'farm'.

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Syllabification: pre·di·al

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