reliction

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noun re·lic·tion \ri-ˈlik-shən\

Definition of reliction

  1. 1 :  the gradual recession of water leaving land permanently uncovered

  2. 2 :  land uncovered by reliction

Origin and Etymology of reliction

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


First Known Use: circa 1676


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reliction

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noun re·lic·tion \ri-ˈlik-shən\

Legal Definition of reliction

  1. 1 :  the gradual recession of water leaving land permanently uncovered

  2. 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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