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Inundation

In`un`da´tion
n.1.
1.The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.
2.An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.
To stop the inundation of her tears.
- Shak.
Noun1.inundation - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
Synonyms: flood, alluvion, deluge
2.inundation - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
Synonyms: deluge, flood, torrent

INUNDATION. The overflow of waters by coming out of their bed.
     2. Inundations may arise from three causes; from public necessity, as in defence of a place it may be necessary to dam the current of a stream, which will cause an inundation to the upper lands; they may be occasioned by an invincible force, as by the accidental fall of a rock in the stream; or they may result from the erections of works on the stream. In the first case, the injury caused by the inundation is to be compensated as other injuries done in war; in the second, as there was no fault of any one, the loss is to be borne by the unfortunate owner of the estate; in the last, when the riparian. proprietor is injured by such works as alter the level of the water where it enters or where it leaves the property on which they are erected, the person injured may recover damages for the injury thus caused to his property by the inundation. 9 Co. 59; 4 Day's R. 244; 17 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 3 Mason's R. 172; 7 Pick. R. 198; 7 Cowen, R. 266; 1 B. & Ald. 258; 1 Rawle's R. 218; 5 N. H. Rep. 232; 9 Mass. R. 316; 4 Mason's R. 400; 1 Sim. & Stu. 203; 1 Come's R. 460. Vide Schult. Aq. R. 122; Ang. W. C. 101; 5 Ohio, R. 322, 421; and art. Dam.

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