See also: prädial


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From Medieval Latin praediālis, from Latin praedium (farm, estate, land).



praedial (comparative more praedial, superlative most praedial)

  1. Of or pertaining to land or its products.
  2. Coming from or the occupation of land.
  3. Attached to the land (of slavery etc.); having to work on the land or an estate; deriving from the land.
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah, Dover 1964, p. 60 (n.):
      Nothing, for instance, can be more disgraceful to human nature than the state of prædial slavery, or serfs attached to the glebe, when Malabar was under the dominion of the "mild Hindu."
    • 1969, Philip Ziegler, The Black Death, Folio Society 2006, p. 216:
      After the Black Death many villeins, viewing enviously the high wages earned by those no longer bound to render predial services, began to think that the conditions in which they were placed were no longer generally fair.


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