- of, adjacent to, or living on the bank of a river or, sometimes, of a lake, pond, etc.
- designating any right enjoyed by the owner of riparian land
Origin of riparianfrom Classical Latin riparius from ripa, river bank from Indo-European an unverified form reip?, steep edge from base an unverified form rei-, to slit, cut from source rive, reap
Of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water.
Origin of riparianFrom Latin rīpārius from rīpa bank
(comparative more riparian, superlative most riparian)
From Latin rÄ«pÄrius (“relating to a riverbank") +"Ž -an.