Legal Definition and Related Resources of Shore

Meaning of Shore

The strip of land lying along tidal water over which the daily tide ebbs and flows; it is the space between high and low water marks at ordinary tides. See Port of Seattle v Oregon and W.R. Co., 255 U.S. 56, 41 S. Ct. 237, 65 L.Ed. 500.

Shore Alternative Definition

(Lat. litus. Uttus). Land on the margin of the sea, or a lake, or river. That space of. land which is alternately covered and left dry by the rising and falling of the tide; the space between high and low water marks. Hale de Jur. Mar. par. 1. c. 6; Angell, Tide Waters, 67, c. 3; 8 Mich. 27. See “Seashore.” The shore of a fresh water river is where the land and water ordinarily meet. 6 Cow. (N. Y.) 547. But this is more properly called the “bank” (ripa) . A river in which the tide does not ebb and flow has no “shores,” in the legal sense of the term. Walworth, C, 4 Hill (N. Y.) 375. And a lake without tides cannot properly be said to have a shore. Angell, Tide Waters, ubi supra. And see 3 Grat. (Va.) 655; 13 How. (U. S.) 391.

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Beach, Cannon Shot Rule, Coast, High Seas, Littoral, Marine Railway, Mooring, Riparian Rights, Smuggling, Strand, Stranding, .


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  • Beach
  • Navigable
  • On
  • Riparian
  • Sea







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