ad filum aquae

ad fi·​lum aq·​uae | \ äd-ˈfē-ləm-ˈä-ˌkwī\

Definition of ad filum aquae

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to the middle of the stream often used in conveyancing in describing boundaries

filum aquae

fi·​lum aquae | \ ˌfīləˈmāˌkwē, ˌfēləˈmäˌkwī\
plural fila aquarum\ ˌfīlə‧əˈkwa(a)rəm , ˌfēlə‧əˈkwärəm \

Definition of filum aquae (Entry 2 of 3)

: the thread of a stream

usque ad filum aquae

usque ad fi·​lum aquae | \ -ˈfēləˈmäˌkwī, ˈfīləˈmāˌkwē\

Definition of usque ad filum aquae (Entry 3 of 3)

: as far as the middle of the stream referring to a rule in law that when a boundary of a real property is formed by a nontidal stream, unless otherwise evident, the title extends to an imaginary line along the middle of the stream subject to the rights of the public

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First Known Use of ad filum aquae

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad filum aquae



Medieval Latin, literally, thread of water

Medieval Latin, literally, as far as the thread of water

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