Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A bay or river where the tide of the sea ebbs and flows.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A portion of the sea projecting inland, in which the tide ebbs and flows. 5 Coke, 107. An arm of the sea is considered as extending as far into the interior of a country as the water of fresh rivers is propelled backwards by the ingress of the tide. Ang. TideWaters, 73; Hubbard v. Hubbard, 8 N. Y. 196; Adams v. Pease, 2 Co.nn. 484; U. S. v. Grush, 5 Mason, 290, Fed. Cas. No. 15,268; Ex parte Byers (D. C.) 32 Fed. 404.