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water right

noun
1.
the right to make use of the water from a particular stream, lake, or irrigation canal.
Origin of water right
1785-1795
1785-95, Americanism
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  • Theoretically, when the water-right is defined in marcos it is permanent.

    The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis
  • They're after my water-right, sweetheart—they're after it already!

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • Without the water the land is worthless, and without the land my water-right is practically worthless—to me.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • "But he can't take out any more than his water-right calls for," he added.

    The Long Shadow B. M. Bower
  • An engineer was with him and while they were at luncheon I overheard them discussing your water-right.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • Land that has a water-right is regarded as detached from the merced and never remains undivided.

    The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis
  • Weve been hard pushed for grass this season; but Ty bought a water-right on Ice Crick, and things has smoothed out again.

    Friar Tuck Robert Alexander Wason
  • I didn't tell him you owned a power and water-right—just mentioned that I knew a man who owned one.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • If I can tie that land up, my water-right is worth millions.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • The water-right is now lost to the Mission, being owned by private parties.

British Dictionary definitions for water-right

water right

noun
1.
the right to make use of a water supply, as for irrigation
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