re·lic·tion /ri-'lik-shən/ n [Latin relictio act of leaving behind, from relinquere to leave behind]1: the gradual recession of water leaving land permanently uncovered2: land uncovered by reliction compare accretion
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
The increase in land caused by the gradual recession or shrinkage of a body of water (such as a lake or sea) which gives the owner of the property more dry land.Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. A gradual shifting of a river's course, causing it to withdraw from its banks and/or to lower its level. The newly created dry land, if the retreat is permanent, becomes the property of the owner of the adjoining property; the changing of a property's boundary line by the erosion of land by a river or stream.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
n.gradual change of water line on real property which gives the owner more dry land.See also: accretion
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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Reliction — Re*lic tion (r? l?k sh?n), n. [L. relictio a leaving behind.] (Law) A leaving dry; a recession of the sea or other water, leaving dry land; land left uncovered by such recession. Burrill. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
reliction — noun Etymology: Latin reliction , relictio act of leaving behind, from relinquere Date: circa 1676 1. the gradual recession of water leaving land permanently uncovered 2. land uncovered by reliction … New Collegiate Dictionary
reliction — kshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin reliction , relictio act of leaving behind, from relictus (past participle of relinquere) + ion , io ion : the gradual withdrawal of the water in the sea, a lake, or a stream leaving permanently exposed and… … Useful english dictionary
reliction — re·lic·tion (rĭ lĭkʹshən) n. Gradual recession of water in a sea, lake, or stream, leaving permanently dry land. * * * … Universalium
reliction — noun the gradual loss of water from a river, lake etc to leave permanent dry land … Wiktionary
reliction — re·lic·tion … English syllables
reliction — /ralikshan/ An increase of the land by the permanent withdrawal or retrocession of the sea or a river. Process of gradual exposure of land by permanent recession of body of water. State Engineer v. Cowles Bros., Inc., 86 Nev. 872, 478 P.2d 159,… … Black's law dictionary
reliction — The withdrawal of waters, exposing as land that which was previously under water. The recession of waters from an existing bed. Anno: 54 ALR2d 645. An addition to land caused by the permanent withdrawal of the water by which it was previously… … Ballentine's law dictionary
decrementum maris — Reliction; the receding of the sea … Ballentine's 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