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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)
- gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
- the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
- lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
- synonyms of alluvion: deluge / flood / inundation
- more generic term: geological phenomenon = a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
- more specific terms:
- debacle = flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
- flash flood / flashflood = a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
- Noah and the Flood / Noachian deluge / Noah's flood / the Flood = the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah
- 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:
- 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
- [legal] The increase in the area of land due to the deposition of sediment (alluvium) by a river.
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.
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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.
The 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 ...
The American Law Journal (1814)
by John Elihu Hall
Alluvion is a latent increase.
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...
American 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...
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.
Southern 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
International 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 ...
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 ...
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...
Multilingual 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 ...
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; ...
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.
An 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 ...
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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