water right.(often pl.) The right to use water from a natural stream or from an artificial canal for irrigation, power, domestic use, and the like; RIPARIAN RIGHT. — Also termed aquatic right. [Cases: Navigable Waters 39; Waters and Water Courses 40–47, 141, 168. C.J.S. Navigable Waters § 82; Waters§§ 12–14, 20, 297–304, 370–375, 760–761, 926.]
[Blacks Law 8th]