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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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boundary river

Overview page. Subjects: International Law.

‘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 ...

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pedofacies

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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.

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river capture

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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...

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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....

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