Stillicide Stil"li*cide, n. [L. stillicidium; stilla a drop + cadere to fall.] A continual falling or succession of drops; rain water falling from the eaves. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • stillicide — in Scots property law, the urban servitude that allows a proprietor of grounds, otherwise contrary to the law, to build so as to throw rainwater falling on his own land on to his neighbour. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • stillicide — (stil li si d ) s. m. Eau qui tombe goutte à goutte. Aucune servitude de stillicide n existe en faveur de Poyet sur le terrain des demandeurs.    On le fait à tort féminin. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. stillicidium, de stilla, goutte, et cadere, tomber …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • stillicide — stil·li·cide …   English syllables

  • stillicide — ˈstiləˌsīd noun ( s) Etymology: Latin stillicidium, from stilli (from stilla drop) + cidium (from cadere to fall) more at distill, chance 1. archaic …   Useful english dictionary

  • servitude — ser·vi·tude / sər və ˌtüd, ˌtyüd/ n 1: a condition in which an individual lacks liberty esp. to determine his or her course of action or way of life; specif: the state of being a slave involuntary servitude see also amendment xiii and amendment… …   Law dictionary

  • drop — 1. verb 1) Eric dropped the box Syn: let fall, let go of, lose one s grip on; release, unhand, relinquish Ant: lift, hold on to 2) water drops from the cave roof Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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