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

    Gradual washing away by tides or currents. See 100 N. Y. 433, 53 Am. Rep. 206, 3 N. E. 581.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The gradual eating away of the soil by the operation of currents or tides. Distinguished from submergence, which is the disappearance of the soil under the water and the formation of a navigable body over it. Mulry v. Norton, 100 N. Y. 433, 3 N. E. 584, 53 Am. Rep. 206.