usque ad filum aquae

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

Definition of usque ad filum aquae

: 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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History and Etymology for usque ad filum aquae

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

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“Usque ad filum aquae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/usque%20ad%20filum%20aquae. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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