1. Law. a gradual increase of land on a shore or a river bank by the action of water, whether from natural or artificial causes.
  2. overflow; flood.
  3. Now Rare. alluvium.


    1. the wash of the sea or of a river
    2. an overflow or flood
    3. matter deposited as sediment; alluvium
  1. law the gradual formation of new land, as by the recession of the sea or deposit of sediment on a riverbed

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