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: material (as clay, silt, sand, or gravel) deposited by running water
: the land added by the gradual or imperceptible accumulation of such material along a bank or shore [ formed in front of the property of several owners is divided equitably "Louisiana Civil Code"]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.