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 uncovered
2: land uncovered by reliction compare accretion

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 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. . 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. . 2000.

   gradual change of water line on real property which gives the owner more dry land.
   See also: accretion

Law dictionary. . 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

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