Definition of "alluvion" [al•lu•vi•on]

  • (noun) See alluvium.
  • (noun) The flow of water against a shore or bank.
  • (noun) Inundation by water; flood.
  • (noun) Law The increasing of land area along a shore by deposited alluvium or by the recession of water.

Use "alluvion" in a sentence

  • "The accessions, which are made to land, bordering upon rivers, follow the land, say the civilians, provided it be made by what they call alluvion, that is, insensibly and imperceptibly; which are circumstances, that assist the imagination in the conjunction."
  • "The accessions, which are made to lands bordering upon rivers, follow the land, say the civilians, provided it be made by what they call alluvion, that is, Insensibly and Imperceptibly; which are circumstances that mightily assist the imagination in the conjunction."
  • "The soil of the alluvion is warm, rich and productive; that of the uplands rather wet and cold, but excellent for pasture and meadow."

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