AskDefine | Define praedial

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Etymology

From Medieval etyl la praedialis, from etyl la praedium.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˈpɹiːdɪəl/
  • (US) /ˈpɻidiəl/

Adjective

  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."
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