alluvio

alluvio

a form of accretion whereby the sea or a river retreats, enlarging one's property. The owner of the land acquires the new land. In Scots law, the rule does not apply where there is a sudden transfer, called avulsio, such as the flooding of a river.
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Alluvio Maris--Soil formed by the washing-up of the sea; sand or any other material adjoining land near the sea.