[ kuh-das-truh l ]
/ kəˈdæs trəl /


Surveying. (of a map or survey) showing or including boundaries, property lines, etc.
of or relating to a cadastre.

Origin of cadastral

From French, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at cadastre, -al1
Related formsca·das·tral·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for cadastral



1858, from French cadastral, from cadastre "register of the survey of lands" (16c.), from Old Italian catastico, from Late Greek katastikhos "register," literally "by the line." Gamillscheg dismisses derivation from Late Latin capitastrum "register of the poll tax."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper