ca·das·tre also ca·das·ter (kə-dăstər)
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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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