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 <
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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

  • riparian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or situated on the banks of a river. ORIGIN from Latin riparius, from ripa bank …   English terms dictionary

  • riparian — /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… …   Black's law 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

  • riparian — adj. & n. esp. Law adj. of or on a river bank (riparian rights). n. an owner of property on a river bank. Etymology: L riparius f. ripa bank …   Useful english dictionary

  • Riparian zone — Riparian redirects here. For the legal doctrine, see riparian water rights. A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a stream. Plant communities along the river margins are called riparian vegetation, characterized by… …   Wikipedia

  • riparian rights — n. The rights of those who own property on the banks of rivers and streams related to use of the water and the land bordering it. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.… …   Law dictionary

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