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PRAEDIAL. That which arises immediately from the ground; as, grain of all sorts, hay, wood, fruits, herbs, and the like.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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that every contract between the employer and the praedial apprenticed labourer, for the performance of any specified work as a task, and in lieu of the prescribed daily labour, or for the performance of any labour in extra hours, shall by such employer, be reduced into writing and entered into a book to be kept for that purpose on the plantation; which book it shall be the duty of the Chairman or senior Special Justice of the district to inspect as often as he shall, in the manner aforesaid, repair to the several plantations within his district.
Information recorded in the book included the date of sale, name of seller, name and age of laborer, classification (praedial or non-praedial), and price [Document A in Enclosure to Despatch 242, 28 October 1835, BPP, 1836, Vol.