alluvion[ə lo̵̅o̅′vē ən, a-]
alluvion definition by Webster's New World
- : these senses are no longer used in geology
- the washing of water against a shore or bank
- an overflowing; flood
- Law a gradual addition to land along a river, lake, etc., as through the deposit of sedimentary material
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin alluvio, an overflowing ; from alluere ; from ad-, to plush luere, variant, variety of lavare, to lave
alluvion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- See alluvium.
- The flow of water against a shore or bank.
- Inundation by water; flood.
- Law The increasing of land area along a shore by deposited alluvium or by the recession of water.
Origin: Latin alluviō, alluviōn-, from alluere, to wash against : ad-, ad- + -luere, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.
alluvion - Legal Definition