/raperiyan/ Belonging or relating to the bank of a river or stream; of or on the Land lying beyond the natural watershed of a stream is not "riparian." The term is sometimes used as relating to the shore of the sea or other tidal water, or of a lake or other considerable body of water not having the character of a watercourse. But this is not accurate. The proper word to be employed in such connections is "littoral."
@ riparian land
Land so situated with respect to a body of water that, because of such location, the possessor of the land is entitled to the benefits incident to the use of the water. Mayer v. Grueber, 29 Wis.2d 168, 138 N.W.2d 197, 202.
Parcel of land which includes therein a part of or is bounded by a natural watercourse. Thompson v. Enz, 379 Mich. 667, 154 N.W.2d 473, 478.
See riparian
- riparian owner
@ riparian lease
The written instrument setting forth the terms, conditions, and the date of expiration of the rights to use lands lying between the high water mark and the low water mark
@ riparian owner
One who owns land on bank of river, or one who is owner of land along, bordering upon, bounded by, fronting upon, abutting or adjacent and contiguous to and in contact with river. State ex rel. Buckson v. Pennsylvania R. Co., Del.Super., 228 A.2d 587, 594
@ riparian proprietor
An owner of land, bounded generally upon a stream or river of water, and as such having a qualified property in the soil to the thread of the stream or river with the privileges annexed thereto by law. Potomac Steamboat Co. v. Upper Potomac Steamboat Co., 109 U.S. 672, 3 S.Ct. 445, 27 L.Ed. 1070
@ riparian rights
The rights of the owners of lands on the banks of watercourses, relating to the water, its use, ownership of soil under the stream, accretions, etc. Term is generally defined as the right which every person through whose land a natural watercourse runs has to benefit of stream as it passes through his land for all useful purposes to which it may be applied. People ex rel. State Water Resources Control Bd. v. Forni, 54 Cal.App.3d 743, 126 Cal.Rptr. 851, 857.
Such rights include those such as hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, irrigating, and growing and harvesting wild rice, which rights extend over lakes and wetlands. Application of Cent. Baptist Theological Seminary, Minn.App., 370 N.W.2d 642, 646.
See also water (water rights)
@ riparian water
Water which is below the highest line of normal flow of the river or stream, as distinguished from flood water.
See also water (water rights).

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • riparian — ri·par·i·an /rə per ē ən/ adj: of or relating to or living or located on the bank of a watercourse (as a river or stream) or sometimes a lake; broadly: of or relating to or living or located on the bank of a body of water compare littoral Merriam …   Law dictionary

  • Riparian — Ri*pa ri*an, a. [L. riparius, fr. ripa a bank. See {River}, and cf. {Arrive}.] Of or pertaining to the bank of a river; as, riparian rights. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riparian — [ri per′ē ən, rīper′ē ən] adj. [< L riparius < ripa, river bank < IE * reipā, steep edge < base * rei , to slit, cut > RIVE, REAP] 1. of, adjacent to, or living on, the bank of a river or, sometimes, of a lake, pond, etc. 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • riparian — of or pertaining to river banks, 1849, from L. riparius of a river bank, from riparia shore, later used in ref. to the stream flowing between the banks, from ripa (steep) bank of a river, shore, probably lit. break (and indicating the drop off… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • riparian — adjective Etymology: Latin riparius more at river Date: circa 1841 relating to or living or located on the bank of a natural watercourse (as a river) or sometimes of a lake or a tidewater < riparian trees > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • riparian — /ri pair ee euhn, ruy /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or situated or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water: riparian villas. n. 2. Law. a person who owns land on the bank of a natural watercourse or body of water. [1840 50; < L… …   Universalium

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