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Alluvion

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Definition of the noun alluvion

What does alluvion mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alluvions / alluvia (less preferred form)

  1. gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
  2. the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
  3. clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of alluvion: alluvial deposit / alluvial sediment / alluvium
    • more generic words: deposit / sediment = matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    • more specific words:
      • delta = a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river divides before entering a larger body of water
      • placer = an alluvial deposit that contains particles of some valuable mineral
    • substance: alluvial soil = a fine-grained fertile soil deposited by water flowing over flood plains or in river beds

Alternative definition of the noun alluvion

noun

  1. [legal] The increase in the area of land due to the deposition of sediment (alluvium) by a river.

Place

Alluvion is a Building in Perth, Australia.

Miscellanea

Alluvion is a legal term describing the increase in the area of land due to sediment deposited by a river. This changes the size of a piece of land and thus its value over time.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alluvion

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Google previewSynopsis of Lectures on Fixtures and Easements (1889)

For the Junior Class-law Department of the University of Michigan by Bradley Martin Thompson

ALLUVION. Alluvion is the addition made to land by the washing of the sea or rivers. It is defined to be an addition to riparian land, gradually and imperceptibly made by the water to which the land is contiguous.

Google previewThe Proceedings of the Government of the United States in Maintaining the Public Right to the Beach of the Missisipi, Adjacent to New-Orleans, Against the Intrusion of Edward Livingston (1814)

by Thomas Jefferson

Alluvion is a latent increase.

Alluvio est incrementum ' Alluvion is an increment [an [adundatio, adaggeratio] agro tuo flumine adjectum, ita latens ct paulatim, ut intelligi non possit quantum quoquo temporis momento adjiciatur.' This is the ...

Google previewThe American Law Journal (1814)

by John Elihu Hall

Alluvion is a latent increase.

Google previewWhere a Dobdob Meets a Dikdik (2010)

A Word Lover's Guide to the Weirdest, Wackiest, and Wonkiest Lexical Gems by Bill Casselman

Alluvion is a French legal term derived from the Latin noun form alluvionem “a flooding over, a washing up against” from...

Google previewAmerican State Papers (1834)

Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States by United States. Congress

Alluvion is a latent latens. Per alluviorem autem id videtur...

Google previewUnited States Supreme Court Reports (1919)

Alluvion is an addition to riparian land, gradually and imperceptibly made by the water to which the land is contiguous. 4. The test as to what is gradual...

The riparian right to future alluvion is a vested one.

Google previewSouthern Literary Messenger (1848)

Alluvion is a legal sequence to the ownership of the soil; it is accessorial to the eminent domain; but title to the domain can never arise out of, or be predicated upon, that which is purely accidental and accessorial to itself. It is an accident which ...

Google previewThe American Law Journal and Miscellaneous Repertory (1809)

by John Elihu Hall

reads thus : " Alluvion is an increase of the ground which takes place by slow degrees, on the shores of the sea, on the borders of fleuves and ...

Google previewA treatise on the right of property in the tide waters (1826)

and in the soil and shores therof by Joseph Kinnicut Angell

Alluvion is an increase of the ground which takes place by- slow degrees, on the shores of the sea, on the borders of Jleuves and rivers; occasioned by the earth which the water conveys to it, and which becomes so consolidated with the ...

Google previewDocuments of the Assembly of the State of New York (1838)

by New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

This alluvion is the result of vegetable decomposition. It varies in its aspect; the best quality is a soft, unctuous, tremulous mud, when wet, but when dry, is so compact as to ...

Google previewInternational Law (1920)

A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim, Ronald Roxburgh

Alluvion is the name for an accession of land V10ns' washed up on the seashore or on a river-bank by the waters. Such accession is as a rule produced by a slow and gradual process, but sometimes also through a sudden act of violence, the ...

Google previewReports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States (1885)

1-351 U.S; 1790- October term, 1955 by United States. Supreme Court

Alluvion Is an addition to riparian land, gradually and imperceptibly made by the water to which the land is contiguous. 4. The test as to what Is gradual and...

The riparian right to future alluvion is a vested one. It is an inherent and essential ...

Google previewCases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United States (1890)

by United States. Supreme Court

"Alluvion is an addition of soil to land by a river, so gradual that in short periods the change is imperceptible; or, to use a...

Google previewMultilingual Law Dictionary (1979)

by Lawrence Deems Egbert, Fernando Morales Macedo

alluvion 1 8 amelioration frais de route 394. alternate gastos de viaje substitut (m ); suppléant (m) Reisekostenvergiitung substituto (m); suplente (m, f) 382. to make allowance for Ersatzmann (m); Stellvertretenir compte de ter (m) tener en ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary: Sixth Edition

ALLUVION deposits of sedimentary material (earth, sand, gravel, etc.) which have accumulated gradually and imperceptibly along the bank of a river, 47 A. 745, 747; ...

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

ALLUVION The gradual and imperceptible addition to the banks of rivers. The increment which lands abutting rivers gradually receive as a result of the current of the waters. — Delgado v.

Google previewAn etymological dictionary (1821)

by William Grimshaw

alluvion: L. alluvio, an inundation of water; alluo, to flow near to : ad, to, and luo , to wash away. ALLY. s. A confederate. F. allie; a, to, and Iier, (L. ligo J to tie. ALPHA TO OMEGA. From the beginning to the end : alfiha is the first, and omega ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1913)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)

ALLUVION.—See ALLUVION, vol.

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1U1V4I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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