or ca·das·ter

[ kuh-das-ter ]
/ kəˈdæs tər /


an official register of the ownership, extent, and value of real property in a given area, used as a basis of taxation.

Origin of cadastre

1795–1805; < French < Provençal cadastro < Italian catastro, earlier (Venetian) catastico < Late Greek katástichon register, derivative of phrase katà stíchon by line; see cata-, stich1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cadaster



/ (kəˈdæstə) /


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

Derived Forms

cadastral, adjective

Word Origin for cadaster

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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