avulsion
avul·sion /ə-'vəl-shən/ n [Latin avulsio act of tearing away, from avellere to tear away, from a - off, away + vellere to pull, pluck]: a sudden cutting off of land by flood or change in the course of a body of water; esp: one that separates a portion from one person's property and joins it to the property of another compare accretion

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

avulsion
I noun divulsion, evulsion, forcible extraction, plucking out, ripping out, tearing away, tearing off, violent separation, wresting associated concepts: accretion, erosion, riparian rights II index evulsion

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


avulsion
n.
The sudden removal of a large piece of land from one property and its deposit onto another, as when a river changes its course abruptly. See also accretion

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


avulsion
Change in the border of two properties due to a sudden change in the natural course of a stream or river, such as a flood, when the border is defined by the channel of the waterway. A famous American case is the Mississippi River's change which put Vicksburg on the other side of the river.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


avulsion
n. The sudden and perceptible removal or severing of land from the property or jurisdiction of which it was a part by natural forces such as a flood or an abrupt change in the course of a river. Despite the removal or severing of the land, the boundaries between jurisdictions or properties are not altered by avulsion. For example, if a river was the boundary between two states, the boundary remains the same although the course of the river has changed.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


avulsion
The immediate and noticeable addition to land caused by its removal from the property of another, by a sudden change in a water bed or in the course of a stream.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


avulsion
The immediate and noticeable addition to land caused by its removal from the property of another, by a sudden change in a water bed or in the course of a stream.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

avulsion
n.
   the change in the border of two properties due to a sudden change in the natural course of a stream or river, when the border is defined by the channel of the waterway. The most famous American case is the Mississippi River'"s change which put Vicksburg on the other side of the river.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • avulsion — [ avylsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • fin XIVe; lat. avulsio, de avellere « arracher » ♦ Didact. Action d arracher. ⇒ arrachement. L avulsion d une dent. ⇒ extraction. ● avulsion nom féminin (latin avulsio, arrachement) Force subite par laquelle un fleuve ou une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Avulsion — in general refers to a tearing away. Specifically, it can refer to: * A form of amputation where the extremity is pulled off rather than cut off. * Avulsion fracture * Avulsion injury, the removal of all the layers of skin from abrasion * In the… …   Wikipedia

  • avulsión — f. cirug. Extracción o arrancamiento de una parte de un cuerpo. Medical Dictionary. 2011. avulsión extracción o arrancamiento de una …   Diccionario médico

  • Avulsion — A*vul sion, n. [L. avulsio.] 1. A tearing asunder; a forcible separation. [1913 Webster] The avulsion of two polished superficies. Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. A fragment torn off. J. Barlow. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) The sudden removal of lands or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Avulsion — (lat.), Ab , Losreißung; s. Akzession …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Avulsion — (lat.), Ab , Loßreißung eines Erdkörpers (Avulsum) durch Wassergewalt und seine Ansetzung an eine andere Uferstelle. Die Rechtssätze hierüber sind in Deutschland dem Landesrecht überlassen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • avulsión — (Del lat. avulsĭo, ōnis). f. Med. extirpación …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • avulsion — [ə vul′shən] n. [L avulsio < a , from + pp. of vellere, to pull: see REVULSION] 1. a separation by force 2. Med. the tearing away of a structure or part by surgical traction or by accident 3. a structure, part, etc. separated by force 4. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Avulsion — Tearing away. A nerve can be avulsed by an injury, as can part of a bone. * * * A tearing away or forcible separation. Cf.:evulsion. [L. a vello, pp. vulsus, to tear away] nerve a. the tearing away of a peripheral nerve at its point of origin… …   Medical dictionary

  • avulsión — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Acción y resultado de extraer un órgano o formación patológica de su sitio. SINÓNIMO extirpación * * * avulsión (del lat. «avulsĭo, ōnis») f. Cir. Extirpación. * * * avulsión. (Del lat. avulsĭo, ōnis). f …   Enciclopedia Universal

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