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cadastral

PRONUNCIATION:
(kuh-DAS-truhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Of or relating to a map or survey showing property lines, boundaries, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French cadastre (an official register of the details of real estate in an area, used in determining taxes), from Italian catasto, from Greek katastikhon (list, register), from kata stikhon (line by line).

USAGE:
"Pete McDonald was only able to follow some sections of the Long Beach to Heyward Point route by using cadastral printouts and a GPS receiver."
Excellent Guide Improved Upon; Otago Daily Times (Dunedin, New Zealand); Nov 8, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The doctrine of the material efficacy of prayer reduces the Creator to a cosmic bellhop of a not very bright or reliable kind. -Herbert J. Muller, educator, historian, and author (1905-1980)

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