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Alluvion

Al`lu´vi`on
n.1.Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank.
2.An overflowing; an inundation; a flood.
3.Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium.
4.(Law) An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion.
Noun1.alluvion - gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
2.alluvion - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
Synonyms: flood, inundation, deluge
3.alluvion - clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down

ALLUVION. The insensible increase of the earth on a shore or bank of a river by the force of the, water, as by a current or by waves. It is a part of the definition that the addition, should be so gradual that no one can judge how much is added at each moment of time. Just. Inst. lib. 2, tit. 1, Sec. 20; 3 Barn. & Cress. 91; Code Civil Annote No. 556. The proprietor of the bank increased by alluvion is entitled to the addition. Alluvion differs from avulsion in this: that the latter is sudden and perceptible. See avulsion. See 3 Mass. 352; Coop. Justin. 458; Lord Raym. 77; 2 Bl. Com. 262, and note by Chitty; 1 Swift's Dig. 111; Coop. Just. lib. 2, t. 1; Angell on Water Courses, 219; 3 Mass. R. 352; 1 Gill & Johns. R. 249; Schultes on Aq. Rights, 116; 2 Amer. Law Journ. 282, 293; Angell on Tide Waters, 213; Inst. 2, 1, 20; Dig. 41, 1, 7; Dig. 39, 2, 9; Dig. 6, 1, 23; Dig. 1, 41, 1, 5; 1 Bouv. Inst. pars 1, c. 1 art. 1, Sec. 4, s. 4, p. 74.

geologic process, geological process
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Allure
Allurement
Allurer
Alluring
Allusion
Allusive
Allusively
Allusiveness
Allusory
Alluvial
alluvial cone
alluvial deposit
alluvial fan
alluvial sediment
alluvial soil
alluviation
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Alluvious
Alluvium
Allwhere
Allwork
Ally
ally with
Allyl
allyl alcohol
allyl group
allyl radical
allyl resin
Allylene
allylic
ALM
Alma
Alma Mater
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