accretion


accretion
/akriyshsn/ The act of growing to a thing; usually applied to the gradual and imperceptible accumulation of land by natural causes, as out of the sea or a river.
Civil law.
The right of heirs or legatees to unite or aggregate with their shares or portions of the estate the portion of any co-heir or legatee who refuses to accept it, fails to comply with a condition, becomes incapacitated to inherit, or dies before, the testator.
Land.
Addition of portions of soil, by gradual deposition through the operation of natural causes, to that already in possession of owner. Willett v. Miller, 176 Okl. 278, 55 P.2d 90, 92.
Accretion of land is of two kinds: by alluvion, i.e., by the washing up of sand or soil, so as to form firm ground; or by dereliction, as when the sea shrinks below the usual water-mark. The term "alluvion" is applied to deposit itself, while "accretion" denotes the act. However, the terms are frequently used synonymously. Land uncovered by gradual subsidence of water is not an "accretion" but a "reliction".
Trust property.
Receipts other than those ordinarily considered as income.
See accrue

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Synonyms:
(by accession of parts), , / , / (of soil, as at the mouth of a river)


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