reliction


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reliction

A gradual withdrawal of waters,leaving dry land.Riparian owners (owners of land located beside a river or stream),and sometimes littoral owners (owners of land at the edges of lakes and ponds),have the right to any new land caused by reliction.Some states hold that a sudden reliction creating large quantities of land results in the land being owned by the state. See also dereliction.

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