adjective Etymology: Latin riparius — more at river Date: circa 1841 relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a lake or a tidewater <
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  • riparian — ri·par·i·an /rə per ē ən/ adj: of or relating to or living or located on the bank of a watercourse (as a river or stream) or sometimes a lake; broadly: of or relating to or living or located on the bank of a body of water compare littoral Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • Riparian — Ri*pa ri*an, a. [L. riparius, fr. ripa a bank. See {River}, and cf. {Arrive}.] Of or pertaining to the bank of a river; as, riparian rights. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riparian — [ri per′ē ən, rīper′ē ən] adj. [< L riparius < ripa, river bank < IE * reipā, steep edge < base * rei , to slit, cut > RIVE, REAP] 1. of, adjacent to, or living on, the bank of a river or, sometimes, of a lake, pond, etc. 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • riparian — of or pertaining to river banks, 1849, from L. riparius of a river bank, from riparia shore, later used in ref. to the stream flowing between the banks, from ripa (steep) bank of a river, shore, probably lit. break (and indicating the drop off… …   Etymology dictionary

  • riparian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or situated on the banks of a river. ORIGIN from Latin riparius, from ripa bank …   English terms dictionary

  • riparian — /raperiyan/ Belonging or relating to the bank of a river or stream; of or on the Land lying beyond the natural watershed of a stream is not riparian. The term is sometimes used as relating to the shore of the sea or other tidal water, or of a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • riparian — /ri pair ee euhn, ruy /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or situated or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water: riparian villas. n. 2. Law. a person who owns land on the bank of a natural watercourse or body of water. [1840 50; < L… …   Universalium

  • riparian — adj. & n. esp. Law adj. of or on a river bank (riparian rights). n. an owner of property on a river bank. Etymology: L riparius f. ripa bank …   Useful english dictionary

  • riparian — pertaining to lake, river or stream banks …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • riparian — См. ripicolous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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