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cadaster or cadastre (kəˈdæstə )



  1. an official register showing details of ownership, boundaries, and value of real property in a district, made for taxation purposes

Derived Forms

caˈdastral  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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