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