riparian right
noun Date: circa 1860 a right (as access to or use of the shore, bed, and water) of one owning riparian land

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  • riparian right — n: the right of one owning riparian land to have access to and use of the shore and water Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • riparian right — Law. a right, as fishing or use of water for irrigation or power, enjoyed by a person who owns riparian property. [1885 90] * * * In law, the right of one who owns riparian land (land abutting or including a stream or river) to have access to and …   Universalium

  • riparian right — noun A right of one who owns the land by the river, stream or creek, to have access to and use of the shore and water.<! For example, to have the right to use water for household purposes and for the watering of a domestic garden, although the …   Wiktionary

  • riparian right — noun right of access to water • Syn: ↑water right • Hypernyms: ↑right * * * noun : the right of one owning riparian land to have access to and use of the shore and water compare littoral right, water right * …   Useful english dictionary

  • riparian right — ripar′ian right′ n. law a right, as fishing or use of water for irrigation or power, enjoyed by a person who owns riparian property • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • riparian right — /raɪˌpɛəriən ˈraɪt/ (say ruy.pairreeuhn ruyt) noun (usually plural) a right held by a person who owns or occupies land adjacent to a watercourse, lake, lagoon, wetland, etc., to take water free of charge for ordinary domestic use or for the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • right — rightable, adj. /ruyt/, adj., righter, rightest, n., adv., v. adj. 1. in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct. 2. in conformity with fact, reason, truth, or some standard or principle; correct: the right solution; the… …   Universalium

  • Riparian water rights — (or simply riparian rights) is a system of allocating water among those who possess land about its source. It has its origins in English common law. Riparian rights exist in many countries with a common law heritage, such as Canada, Australia,… …   Wikipedia

  • riparian rights — n. The rights of those who own property on the banks of rivers and streams related to use of the water and the land bordering it. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.… …   Law dictionary

  • right — / rīt/ n [Old English riht, from riht righteous] 1 a: qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval b: something that is morally just able to… …   Law dictionary

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