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a right, as fishing or use of water for irrigation or power, enjoyed by a person who owns riparian property.
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|Noun||1.||riparian right - right of access to water|
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"