cadastre

noun

ca·​das·​tre kə-ˈda-stər How to pronounce cadastre (audio)
: an official register of the quantity, value, and ownership of real estate used in apportioning taxes

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cadastre was in 1804

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Cite this Entry

“Cadastre.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadastre. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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