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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A public register showing details of ownership of the real property in a district, including boundaries and tax assessments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cadaster.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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From the French cadastre.

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