from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of praedial.
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- adj. Alternative form of praedial.
- v. To dial in advance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of land or farms; landed; ; that is, real estate.
- adj. Attached to land or farms.
- adj. Issuing or derived from land.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of land or farms; real; landed.
- Attached to farms or land; owing service as tenanting land.
- Consequent upon tenanting farms or land; growing or issuing from farms or land: as, predial tithes.
- n. A predial laborer or slave; one who owes service as a tenant of land.
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Compared to property taxes in the U.S., the cost of the predial is quite reasonable.
I just went to pay my tax bill, the beloved "predial" on a condo I own.
But you haven't been paying "predial" but payments for concession rights.
Therefore it would seem that the clergy are bound to pay predial tithes.
Reply Obj. 2: Personal tithes are due to the church in whose parish a man dwells, while predial tithes seem more reasonably to belong to the church within whose bounds the land is situated.
In short, the uncontradicted experience of the world is, that in the Southern States where good government and predial and domestic slavery are found, there are prosperity and greatness; where either of these conditions is wanting, degeneracy and barbarism.
In the predial, peaceful routine of their days there is a positive similarity.
The predial groove might indeed nourish kindly the infant seeds and shoots of the peculiar vegetable to which it was appropriated, but was not a comfortable place of repose for adult man.
There were numerous urban predial servitudes: as onus ferendi, by which one's construction was bound to sustain the columns of another or the weight of his wall; tigni immittendi, the right to seat one's timbers in his neighbour's wall; projiciendi, the right to overhang one's timbers over the land of another, although in no way resting on the other's soil; protegendi, a similar right of projecting one's roof over another's soil.
Tithes are of three kinds: predial, or that derived from the annual crops; mixed, or what arises from things nourished by the land, as cattle, milk, cheese, wool; and personal or the result of industry or occupation.