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1. often water rights The legal right to use water, especially bodies of water or sources of water adjacent to one's own property or on or from a property belonging to another.
2. Nautical The right to navigate on particular waters.
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(Law) the right to make use of a water supply, as for irrigation
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1. the right to make use of the water from a particular stream, lake, or irrigation canal.
2. riparian right.
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|Noun||1.||water 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"
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