ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: praedial

praedial (prē′dē-əl), adj.

1. Related to, containing, or posessing land; landed.
2. Attached to, bound to, or arising from the land.

Etymology:  1500s or earlier; from Latin praedium, farm, estate.

Praedial larceny is the theft of livestock or agricultural produce from a farm.  It can be a big issue in developing countries, where there is limited infrastructure and resources to combat it.

Poster from a campaign in Jamaica.
Tags: adjective, latin, p, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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