accretion by alluvion


Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • alluvion — al·lu·vi·on /ə lü vē ən/ n: material (as clay, silt, sand, or gravel) deposited by running water; esp: the land added by the gradual or imperceptible accumulation of such material along a bank or shore alluvion formed in front of the property of… …   Law dictionary

  • accretion — ac·cre·tion /ə krē shən/ n 1: the process or a result of growth or enlargement: as a: the increase or extension of the boundaries of land or the consequent acquisition of land accruing to the owner by the gradual or imperceptible action of… …   Law dictionary

  • Alluvion — Al*lu vi*on, n. [F. alluvion, L. alluvio, fr. alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. See {Lave}.] 1. Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank. [1913 Webster] 2. An overflowing; an inundation; a flood. Lyell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Black's law dictionary

  • alluvion — The solid material which is added to land by accretion, that is, by the gradual deposit of such material by water. Accretion denotes the gradual process which makes the deposit, while alluvion is the term applied to the deposit itself. 56 Am J1st …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • accretion — accretive, accretionary, adj. /euh kree sheuhn/, n. 1. an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. 2. the result of this process. 3. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later… …   Universalium

  • accretion — /əˈkriʃən / (say uh kreeshuhn) noun 1. an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. 2. the result of this process. 3. an extraneous addition: the last part of the legend is a later accretion. 4. the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • alluvion — /al(y)uwviy3n/ That increase of the earth on a shore or bank of a stream or the sea, by the force of the water washing up sand or soil so as to form firm ground, as by a current or by waves, which is so gradual that no one can judge how much is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Accession — (from Lat. accedere , to go to, to approach), in law, a method of acquiring property adopted from Roman law (see: accessio ), by which, in things that have a close connection with or dependence on one another, the property of the principal draws… …   Wikipedia

  • TERRE — Avant d’être un concept, la Terre fut une donnée: d’abord, la Terre nourricière – autrement dit, la «terre végétale» –, puis, la Terre où l’homme vit, par opposition à la mer, c’est à dire les terres émergées. Tout naturellement, cette Terre,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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