Lat. Above; upon. This word occurring by itself In a book refers the reader to a previous part of the book, like “ante;” it is also the initial word of several Latin phrases. Supra protest. See PROTEST. Supra-riparian. Upper riparian; higher up the stream. This term is applied to the estate, rights, or duties of a riparian proprietor whose land is situated at a point nearer the source of the stream than the estate with which it is compared. Suprema potestas selpsam dissolvere potest. Supreme power can dissolve itself. Bac. Max.