stillicide

stillicide
in Scots property law, the urban servitude that allows a proprietor of grounds, otherwise contrary to the law, to build so as to throw rainwater falling on his own land on to his neighbour.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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  • Stillicide — Stil li*cide, n. [L. stillicidium; stilla a drop + cadere to fall.] A continual falling or succession of drops; rain water falling from the eaves. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stillicide — (stil li si d ) s. m. Eau qui tombe goutte à goutte. Aucune servitude de stillicide n existe en faveur de Poyet sur le terrain des demandeurs.    On le fait à tort féminin. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. stillicidium, de stilla, goutte, et cadere, tomber …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • stillicide — stil·li·cide …   English syllables

  • stillicide — ˈstiləˌsīd noun ( s) Etymology: Latin stillicidium, from stilli (from stilla drop) + cidium (from cadere to fall) more at distill, chance 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • servitude — ser·vi·tude / sər və ˌtüd, ˌtyüd/ n 1: a condition in which an individual lacks liberty esp. to determine his or her course of action or way of life; specif: the state of being a slave involuntary servitude see also amendment xiii and amendment… …   Law dictionary

  • drop — 1. verb 1) Eric dropped the box Syn: let fall, let go of, lose one s grip on; release, unhand, relinquish Ant: lift, hold on to 2) water drops from the cave roof Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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