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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A public record, survey, or map of the value, extent, and ownership of land as a basis of taxation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a public survey of land for the purpose of taxation
  • n. a register of such surveys, showing details of ownership and value

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An official statement of the quantity and value of real estate for the purpose of apportioning the taxes payable on such property; a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cadaster.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation

Etymologies

French, from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro, alteration of Old Italian catastico, from Late Greek katastikhon, register : Greek kata-, by; see cata- + Greek stikhos, line; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French cadastre. (Wiktionary)

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