alluvion

noun al·lu·vi·on \ ə-ˈlü-vē-ən \

Definition of alluvion

1 : the wash or flow of water against a shore
3 : alluvium
4 : an accession to land by the gradual addition of matter (as by deposit of alluvium) that then belongs to the owner of the land to which it is added; also : the land so added

Examples of alluvion in a Sentence

  1. the nonstop torrential rains were threatening to produce an alluvion of biblical proportions

Origin and Etymology of alluvion

Latin alluvion-, alluvio, from alluere to flow past, deposit (of water), from ad- + lavere to wash — more at lye


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alluvion

noun al·lu·vi·on \ ə-ˈlü-vē-ən \

legal Definition of alluvion

: material (as clay, silt, sand, or gravel) deposited by running water; especially : 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 several owners is divided equitably
  • Louisiana Civil Code

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