Definition of predial in English:

predial

Line breaks: pre|dial
Pronunciation: /ˈpriːdɪəl
 
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adjective

archaic
  • 1Relating to land or the cultivation of land.
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    • 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

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  • A predial slave.

Origin

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

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