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

    The edge of a roof, built so as to project over the wails of a house, in order that the rain may drop therefrom to the ground instead of running down the wall. Center St Church v. Machias Hotel Co.., 51 Me. 413.
    —Eaves-drip. The drip or dropping of water from the eaves of a house on the land of an adjacent owner; the easement of having the water so drip, or the servitude of submitting to such drip; the same as the stillicidium of the Roman law. See Stillicidium.