predial

adjective pre·di·al \ ˈprē-dē-əl \

Definition of predial

: of or relating to land or its products

predial was our Word of the Day on 08/13/2011. Hear the podcast!

Did You Know?

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


Law Dictionary

predial

adjective pre·di·al \ ˈprē-dē-əl \

legal Definition of predial

in the civil law of Louisiana : 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


Learn More about predial


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up predial? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!