noun ca·das·tre \kə-ˈdas-tər\

Definition of cadastre

  1. :  an official register of the quantity, value, and ownership of real estate used in apportioning taxes

Origin and Etymology of cadastre

French, from Italian catastro, from Old Italian catastico, from Late Greek katastichon notebook, from Greek kata by + stichos row, line — more at cata-, distich

First Known Use: 1804

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