Meaning of cadastral in English:


Pronunciation /kəˈdastr(ə)l/


  • (of a map or survey) showing the extent, value, and ownership of land, especially for taxation.

    ‘As in Jamaica, it was necessary to train staff and to prepare a cadastral map.’
    • ‘Records designed to assess public revenue - censuses, cadastral surveys, and tax registers - all demonstrate the interest of the state in promoting stability and continuity in settlement.’
    • ‘Their commission was to establish an administrative framework, conduct a census and cadastral survey to establish the resources of the peninsula, and draw up a taxation policy and legal statutes for its governance.’
    • ‘He ordered detailed cadastral surveys in order to determine whether a tithe of produce or a fixed impost on agricultural land would be the most efficient method of taxing agricultural revenues.’
    • ‘This system (following the Byzantine system) was sensible for a large agrarian empire for which detailed cadastral surveys were impractical.’
    • ‘Land is typically bought, sold, and inherited without official documentation (no government has ever carried out a cadastral survey).’
    • ‘While cadastral surveys were undertaken for the territories of Navarino, Arcadia, and Modon, none appear to have survived.’
    • ‘I do not want to get into the cadastral survey aspect, because, again, that is an area where we need some accuracy, and these amendments merely tidy it up.’
    • ‘Compilation of the cadastral surveys was a massive and time-consuming undertaking, and in practice they were often far from complete.’
    • ‘The local administration is conducting a cadastral survey of the island.’
    • ‘After an intense process of bargaining with the committee, the mayor was able to convince its members to approve new cadastral values and to accept his fiscal reform.’
    • ‘He hired a private consulting firm to update cadastral values.’
    • ‘Consequently, the rudimentary cadastral requirements for levying a tax on real property have evolved slowly in Africa, and the land tax experience is limited, for all practical purposes, to urban land and improvements.’
    • ‘A major limitation of the system is the absence of a comprehensive cadastral information system for identifying each ratable unit and for classifying land uses.’
    • ‘This may link to a graphical information system and to cadastral (legally surveyed boundaries) information that could be used for planning or legal access restriction purposes.’
    • ‘Computers, aerial cadastral mapping, and other technological innovations make for greater uniformity of treatment, rendering the process less susceptible to personal and political pressure.’
    • ‘Very little cadastral information will be available on the public version.’
    • ‘The second stage will start after the ownership structure has been finalised, along with the cadastral plan, the environment impact assessment and the general spatial development plan.’
    • ‘First, territoriality consists of commonly accepted spatial concepts and methods of areal delineation, from oral traditions and place-naming practices to cadastral registers backed by state power.’
    • ‘The department conducts regular customer surveys to identify priorities and it comes as no surprise that the cadastral dataset is the top scorer year after year.’


Mid 19th century from French, from cadastre ‘register of property’, from Provençal cadastro, from Italian catastro (earlier catastico), from late Greek katastikhon ‘list, register’, from kata stikhon ‘line by line’.