- Law. a gradual increase of land on a shore or a river bank by the action of water, whether from natural or artificial causes.
- overflow; flood.
- Now Rare. alluvium.
- the wash of the sea or of a river
- an overflow or flood
- matter deposited as sediment; alluvium
- law the gradual formation of new land, as by the recession of the sea or deposit of sediment on a riverbed