Definition of Avulsion

1. Noun. An abrupt change in the course of a stream that forms the boundary between two parcels of land resulting in the loss of part of the land of one landowner and a consequent increase in the land of another.

Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification



2. Noun. A forcible tearing or surgical separation of one body part from another.
Generic synonyms: Separation
Derivative terms: Avulse

Definition of Avulsion

1. n. A tearing asunder; a forcible separation.

Definition of Avulsion

1. Noun. The loss or separation of a body part, either by surgery or due to trauma ¹

2. Noun. An abrupt change in the course of a river, typically from one channel to another ¹

3. Noun. Movement of soil during a flood, or during a change in the course of a river, especially when a resulting change of land ownership is involved ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Avulsion

1. the act of avulsing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Avulsion

1. Tearing away. A nerve can be avulsed by an injury, as can part of a bone. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Avulsion

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1. Water Rights in the Western States: The Law of Prior Appropriation of Water by Samuel Charles Wiel (1911)
"avulsion. § 863. Adverse use. B. EMINENT DOMAIN. I 864. Riparian right may be condemned. S 865. Clark v. Nash. 5 866. Procedure on eminent domain. ..."

2. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1907)
"avulsion of a portion of a limb is fortunately a very rare accident. Except for one or two cases of avulsion of the thumb, known only by tradition, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Abstracts and Examinations of Title to Real Property by George William Warvelle (1921)
"... will appear of record only when surveys or divisions have been made in the manner above indicated. § 47. avulsion. avulsion is the reverse of accretion ..."

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