right of way

right of way

  1. (uncountable) The right to proceed first in traffic, on land, on water or in the air. Also in metaphorical senses.
  2. (countable) A legal right of passage over another's land or pathways.
    • 2000, "Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000) (c.37)" (UK), II.48(4),
      “restricted byway” means a highway over which the public have restricted byway rights, with or without a right to drive animals of any description along the highway, but no other rights of way.
  3. (countable) A legal easement granted for the construction of a roadway or railway.
  4. (countable) Land on which a right of way exists.
  5. (countable) The area modified for passage of a railway; often specifically the railbed and tracks.
  6. (fencing, uncountable) The priority granted to the first person to properly execute an attack.
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