riparian right


noun Law.

a right, as fishing or use of water for irrigation or power, enjoyed by a person who owns riparian property.

Nearby words

  1. rip-rap,
  2. rip-roaring,
  3. rip-saw,
  4. rip-tide,
  5. riparian,
  6. riparian rights,
  7. ripcord,
  8. ripe,
  9. ripe old age,
  10. ripe rot

Origin of riparian right

First recorded in 1885–90

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