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

    Neglect; abandonment.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The gaining of land from the water, in consequence of the sea shrinking back below the usual water mark; the opposite of alluvion, (g. v.) Dyer, 326b; 2 Bl. Comm. 262; 1 Steph. Comm. 419; Linth-icum v. Coan. 64 Md. 439, 2 Atl. 826, 54 Ain. Rep. 775; Warren v. Chambers, 25 Ark. 120, ©1 Am Dec. 538, 4 Am. Rep. 23; Sapp V. Frazier, 51 La. Ann. 1718, 26 South. 378, 72 Am. St Rep. 493. In the civil law. The voluntary abandonment of goods by the owner, without the hope or the purpose of returning to the possession. Jones v. Nunn, 12 Ga. 473; Livermore v. White, 74 Me. 456, 43 Am. Rep. 600. Derivativa potestas non potest esse major primitiva. Noy, Max.; Wing. Max. 66. The derivative power cannot be greater than the primitive,