Legal rights of owners of land bordering on a river or other body of water; also, law which pertains to use of the water for that land.
Those who own the land bounding upon a water course, are so called.
Such riparian proprietor owns that portion of the bed of the river (not navigable) which is adjoining his land usque ad filum aquce; or, in other words, to the thread or central line of the stream. The proprietor of land adjoining a navigable river has an exclusive right to the soil, between high and low water marks, for the purpose of erecting wharves or buildings thereon.
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