Avulsion


Part of Speech: Noun
Definition: A tearing asunder; a forcible separation.[L. avulsio.] 1.

"The avulsion of two polished superficies." Locke.
2. Definition: A fragment torn off.
J. Barlow.
3. (Law) Definition: The sudden removal of lands or soil from the estate of one man to that of another by an inundation or a current