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Variant of praedial.
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(Agriculture) a variant spelling of praedial
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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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The Abolition Act, 1833 distinguished between praedial apprentices, who worked in agriculture and produce, and nonpraedials, who chiefly served as domestics.
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.