- : 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 of alluvionFrench ; from Classical Latin alluvio, an overflowing ; from alluere ; from ad-, to + luere, variant, variety of lavare, to lave
- 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 of alluvionLatin alluvi&omacron;, alluvi&omacron;n-, from alluere, to wash against : ad-, ad- + -luere, to wash; see leu(&schwa;)- in Indo-European roots.
alluvion - Legal Definition