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ca·das·trealso ca·das·ter (kə-dăs′tər)
A public register showing details of ownership of the real property in a district, including boundaries and tax assessments.
[French, from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro, alteration of Old Italian catastico, from Late Greek katastikhon, register : Greek kata-, by; see cata- + Greek stikhos, line; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.]
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official register showing details of ownership, boundaries, and value of real property in a district, made for taxation purposes
[C19: from French, from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro, from Late Greek katastikhon register, from kata stikhon line by line, from kata (see cata-) + stikhos line, stich]