The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cadastral \Ca*das"tral\, a. [F.] Of or pertaining to landed property.
Cadastral survey, or Cadastral map, a survey, map, or
plan on a large scale (Usually 1/2500 of the linear
measure of the ground, or twenty-five inches to the mile
or about an inch to the acre) so as to represent the
relative positions and dimensions of objects and estates
exactly; -- distinguished from a topographical map, which
exaggerates the dimensions of houses and the breadth of
roads and streams, for the sake of distinctness.
--Brande & C. [1913 Webster] ||
Usage examples of "cadastral survey".
Now the councilors owned much more, and what had been a substantial farm if not an estate for the magistrate would shrink to a smallholding as soon as the new administration produced a cadastral survey.
Science, a Baptism of the Cypress swamp, and even a Rebirth, not some hir'd Cadastral Survey by its nature corrupt, of use at Trail's End only to those who would profit from the sale and division and resale of Lands.