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accretion

accretion  

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Gradual and imperceptible increase or accumulation over time, as in the increased worth of assets that are periodically revalued (an accretion to capital), as in the accumulation of capital in ...
accretion

accretion  

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N.The process by which new land formations are legally assimilated to old by a change in the flow of a water channel. In contrast to avulsion, this process involves a very slow, near imperceptible, ...
alluvion

alluvion  

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N.Land imperceptibly gained from the sea or a river by the washing up of sand and soil so as to form firm ground. The title to such land is discussed in Blackstone's Commentaries Vol. 2 p. 261.
avulsion

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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2009
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Law, International Law
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‘A distinction is drawn between accretion and avulsion, the former being the slow and gradual deposit of soil by alluvion

boundary

boundary  

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N.(in international law) An imaginary line that determines the territorial limits of a state. Such boundaries define the limitation of each state's effective jurisdiction. They are three-dimensional ...
boundary river

boundary river  

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‘Boundary rivers are those which separate different states from each other. If such a river is not navigable, the boundary line as a rule follows the mid-line of the river ...
pedofacies

pedofacies  

A facies, the composition of which can be used to relate the maturity of a palaeosol formed by avulsion to its distance from the active river channel.
river capture

river capture  

Process whereby a stream is able to tap and so capture the discharge of a neighbour. The capturing stream normally extends by headward erosion along an outcrop of soft rock until it meets and diverts ...
rule of the thalweg

rule of the thalweg  

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[from German: literally, valley line]The rule for determining the boundary line between two states that are separated by a navigable river containing a newly formed island. According to this rule, ...

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