riparian(redirected from riparial)
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Of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water.
[From Latin rīpārius, from rīpa, bank.]
1. (Environmental Science) of, inhabiting, or situated on the bank of a river
2. (Law) denoting or relating to the legal rights of the owner of land on a river bank, such as fishing or irrigation
(Law) property law a person who owns land on a river bank
[C19: from Latin rīpārius, from rīpa a river bank]
ri•par•i•an(rɪˈpɛər i ən, raɪ-)
of, situated, or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water.
a dweller on the bank of a river. — riparian, adj.See also: Rivers
|Adj.||1.||riparian - of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream; "riparian land"|