reliction

noun re·lic·tion \ ri-ˈlik-shən \

Definition of reliction

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

Origin and Etymology of reliction

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


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reliction

noun re·lic·tion \ ri-ˈlik-shən \

legal Definition of reliction

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

Origin and Etymology of reliction

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


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