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Variant of praedial.


(Agriculture) a variant spelling of praedial


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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Praedials were limited to 45 hours of required work and were to gain full freedom in 1840 after a six-year apprenticeship; non-praedials worked longer hours and were to be freed two years earlier.
Numerous cases having been submitted to me by apprenticed labourers, complaining of their employers having ordered them to do praedial work, to which many of them had never in their lives been subjected .
securing exactness in the computation of the time during which such Praedial Apprentices Labourers were thereby required to labour in the service of such their respective employers.