al·lu·vi·on /ə-'lü-vē-ən/ n: material (as clay, silt, sand, or gravel) deposited by running water; esp: the land added by the gradual or imperceptible accumulation of such material along a bank or shore
alluvion formed in front of the property of several owners is divided equitablyLouisiana Civil Code

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun batture, deposit, deposition, residuary, sediment, settlement, settlings associated concepts: accretion, alluvial accretion, alluvial land, riparian lands, riparian rights II index cataclysm

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Land formed by the accumulation of silt on the banks or at the mouth of a stream or river. See also accrete

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

An increase in one's land from soil deposited on the shoreline by natural action of a stream, river, bay, or ocean. Compare: accretion
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The creation of land caused by the gradual depositing, either by artificial or natural forces, of earth, sand, gravel, and similar materials along the shoreline of a river or ocean by running water. The new land becomes the property of the owner of the property to which it is attached, provided the accumulation is so gradual that it cannot be visibly perceived from moment to moment.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   an increase in one's land from soil deposited on the shoreline by natural action of a stream, river, bay or ocean.
   See also: accretion

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • alluvion — [ a(l)lyvjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1641; « inondation » 1527; lat. alluvio 1 ♦ Vieilli Alluvionnement. ♢ Dr. Accroissement de terrain par alluvionnement. « L alluvion profite au propriétaire riverain » ( CODE CIVIL ). 2 ♦ (1815) Au plur. Dépôt de sédiments d …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • alluvion — ALLUVION. subst. fém. (On prononce les L.) Accroissement de terrain qui se fait à un des bords d une rivière, lorsque la rivière s en retire, et qu elle prend son cours d un autre côté. Droit d alluvion. Cette terre s est accrue par alluvion …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • alluvion — ALLUVION. s. f. Accroissement des terres qui sont sur les rivages des rivieres, lequel se fait par le cours de l eau. Droit d alluvion. sa terre s est fort accruë par alluvion …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Alluvion — Al*lu vi*on, n. [F. alluvion, L. alluvio, fr. alluere to wash against; ad + luere, equiv. to lavare, to wash. See {Lave}.] 1. Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank. [1913 Webster] 2. An overflowing; an inundation; a flood. Lyell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alluvion — a legal term which describes the increase in the area of land due to sediment (alluvium) which is deposited by a river. This changes the size of a piece of land (a process called accession) and thus its value over time …   Wikipedia

  • Alluvĭon — (v. lat.), 1) allmählige Anspülung eines Stückes Erde an ein Grundeigenthum, das dem Besitzer desselben vermöge des Alluvionsrechts zugehört, s. u. Accession; 2) das angespülte Erdreich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Alluvion — (lat.), Anspülung, angeschwemmtes Land (s. Alluvium); Alluvionsrecht, das Recht des Eigentümers eines Grundstückes, das daran allmählich angespülte Land (alluvio) zu erwerben (s. Anwachsung). Nach Art. 65 des Einführungsgesetzes zum Bürgerlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Alluvion — Alluvion, allmähliche Anspülung eines Stückes Land an ein Grundeigentum, das dem Besitzer desselben nach dem Alluvionsrecht zufällt …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Alluvion — Alluviōn (lat.) oder Anlandung, Vergrößerung eines Ufergrundstücks durch allmähliches Anschwemmen, kommt dem Besitzer vermöge des Alluvionsrechts zugute …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • alluvion — [ə lo͞o′vē ən, alo͞o′vē ən] n. [Fr < L alluvio, an overflowing < alluere < ad , to + luere, var. of lavare, to LAVE1] 1. a) the washing of water against a shore or bank b) an overflowing; flood c) ALLUVIUM: these senses are no longer… …   English World dictionary

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