Definition of predial in English:

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predial

Pronunciation: /ˈpriːdɪəl/

adjective

1 archaic Relating to land or the cultivation of land.
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 (Of a tithe) consisting of agricultural produce.
1.2 historical Relating to or denoting a slave or tenant attached to farms or the land.

noun

historical
A predial slave.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pre|dial

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