Definition of predial in English:

predial

adjective

archaic
  • 1Relating to land or the cultivation of land.

    • ‘They are now calling Aranguez - long known as the food basket of the country - the praedial larceny capital of the country.’
    • ‘Hit by a spate of praedial larceny, Aranguez farmers are now using deadly pit bulls and Rottweilers to guard their food crops at night.’
    • ‘Julius is ‘predial’ - of the land; John is ‘proprietary’ - over the land.’
    1. 1.1historical (of a tithe) consisting of agricultural produce.
    2. 1.2historical Relating to or denoting a slave or tenant attached to farms or the land.

noun

historical
  • A predial slave.

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin praedialis, from Latin praedium farm.

Pronunciation:

predial

/ˈpriːdɪəl/