predial

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adjective pre·di·al \ˈprē-dē-əl\

Definition of predial

  1. :  of or relating to land or its products

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Predial is used for land matters; for example, there's "predial tax" (real estate tax) or "predial larceny" (stealing crops from the fields). The state of Louisiana employs "predial" in numerous sections of its Civil Code (and is distinguished from other states by its use of the word). The word derives from the Latin noun for "landed property," "praedium." "Praedium" in turn is based on praed-, meaning "bondsman" - that is, one who is legally liable for the debt of another.

Origin and Etymology of predial

Middle English prediall, from Medieval Latin praedialis, from Latin praedium landed property, from praed-, praes bondsman, from prae- + vad-, vas surety — more at wed


First Known Use: 15th century


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predial

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adjective pre·di·al \ˈprē-dē-əl\

Legal Definition of predial

  1. :  of, consisting of, or relating to land <a predial lease>

Origin and Etymology of predial

Medieval Latin praedialis, from Latin praedium landed property, from praed- praes bondsman, from prae- before + vad- vas surety


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