reliction

noun
re·​lic·​tion | \ ri-ˈlik-shən How to pronounce reliction (audio) \

Definition of reliction

1 : the gradual recession of water leaving land permanently uncovered
2 : land uncovered by reliction

First Known Use of reliction

circa 1676, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reliction

Latin reliction-, relictio act of leaving behind, from relinquere

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The first known use of reliction was circa 1676

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“Reliction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reliction. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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reliction

noun
re·​lic·​tion | \ ri-ˈlik-shən How to pronounce reliction (audio) \

Legal Definition of reliction

1 : the gradual recession of water leaving land permanently uncovered
2 : land uncovered by reliction — compare accretion

History and Etymology for reliction

Latin relictio act of leaving behind, from relinquere to leave behind

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