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also pre·di·al  (prē′dē-əl)
1. Relating to, containing, or possessing land; landed.
2. Attached to, bound to, or arising from the land: praedial serfs.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin praediālis, of an estate, from Latin praedium, estate, from praes, praed-, praevid-, surety, bondsman : prae-, pre- + vas, vad-, guarantor.]
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(ˈpriːdɪəl) or


1. (Agriculture) of or relating to land, farming, etc
2. attached to or occupying land
[C16: from Medieval Latin praediālis, from Latin praedium farm, estate]
ˌpraediˈality, ˌprediˈality n
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or pre•di•al

(ˈpri di əl)

1. of or pertaining to land or its products.
2. arising from or consequent upon the occupation of land.
3. attached to land.
[1425–75; < Medieval Latin praediālis landed = Latin praedi(um) farm, estate + -ālis -al1]
prae`di•al′i•ty, n.
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As indicated above, attention to land titles, testing laboratories, proper irrigation and praedial larceny come to mind.
Imperious control by the plantation institution and a growing incidence of praedial larceny (farm theft) ultimately undermined the livelihoods of the small-scale farmers and pitted the poor against the poor (Anderson and Witter, 1994).
Trinidadians living in Habitat for Humanity communities face other barriers similar to gardeners globally: inadequate space, inputs, knowledge and skills; weather conditions; plant pests and diseases; loose animals; and praedial larceny (Eigenbrod & Gruda, 2015; Kortright & Wakefield, 2011; Subair & Siyana, 2003).
Chamberlain claims that "lawlessness" and praedial larceny could be considered a collective political response to what was a violation of the moral order on the part of the planters and their agents (p.
Melvin pondered about the legal term he heard one of the big boys in the village use with reference to the strikers, some kind of larceny, praedial larceny.
In "The Thief," the protagonist shoots and kills a praedial larcenist.
In the West Indian conditions, many reports outline that the small ruminant (SR) industry face big problems not only of dog attacks but also of praedial larceny (IICA, 2006; FAO-Carib-Agri, 2007).
The Abolition Act, 1833 distinguished between praedial apprentices, who worked in agriculture and produce, and nonpraedials, who chiefly served as domestics.
property registry in 1988 called the Registro Praedial to work parallel
When the abolition of slavery was legislated by the British Parliament in August 1834, a system of apprenticeship was instituted that simultaneously bound the liberated slaves to their former owners for a period of six years in the case of praedial apprentices and four years in the case of nonpraedial workers.