Riparian Rights

Definition:   those rights and obligations that are incidental to ownership of land adjacent to or abutting on watercourses such as streams and rivers; includes bathing, boating and dockage in accordance with state and federal statutes

Pronunciation:  \rə-ˈper-ē-ən\

Used in a Sentence:    Because our property was located on the banks of the river, we had riparian rights to the use of the waterway.

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