private right of way.

private right of way.
The privilege which one person or particular class of persons have of passing over the land of another in some particular line. 25 Am J2d Ease § 7. See private way.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Right of way — Way Way, n. [OE. wey, way, AS. weg; akin to OS., D., OHG., & G. weg, Icel. vegr, Sw. v[ a]g, Dan. vei, Goth. wigs, L. via, and AS. wegan to move, L. vehere to carry, Skr. vah. [root]136. Cf. {Convex}, {Inveigh}, {Vehicle}, {Vex}, {Via}, {Voyage} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • right of way — ˌright of ˈway noun rights of way PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] LAW PROPERTY the legal right to pass across land that does not belong to you: • The court said California must pay compensation in exchange for a public right of way over… …   Financial and business terms

  • Right-of-way — or right of way may refer to:In geography: *A situation in which although a parcel of land has a specific private owner, some other party or the public at large has a legal right to traverse that land in some specified manner. The term likewise… …   Wikipedia

  • right of way — noun 1. ) uncount the legal right to pass in front of other vehicles when entering or crossing a road: The road markings clearly show who has the right of way here. 2. ) uncount the legal right to go across someone s private land a ) count a path …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Right-of-way (transportation) — A right of way is a strip of land that is granted – through an easement or other mechanism – for transportation purposes, such as for a rail line or highway. In the case of an easement, it may revert to its original owners if the facility is… …   Wikipedia

  • right of way — UK / US noun Word forms right of way : singular right of way plural right of ways or rights of way 1) [uncountable] the legal right to pass in front of other vehicles when entering or crossing a road The road markings clearly show who s got right …   English dictionary

  • right of way — A matter of the law of the road, a relative matter, existing only in reference to other persons using the highway, comprehending the right to proceed at a particular place or point in street or highway to which other persons must at such time and …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • right of way — rights of way 1) N COUNT A right of way is a public path across private land. 2) N UNCOUNT When someone who is driving or walking along a road has right of way or the right of way, they have the right to continue along a particular road or path,… …   English dictionary

  • right of way — noun 1 (U) the right to drive into or across a road before other vehicles: I never know who has right of way at this junction. 2 (C) plural rights of way a) the right to walk across someone else s land: We have a right of way across his field to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • right-of-way — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, US highway, accomplishment, alley, alleyway, arterial, arterial highway, arterial street, artery, ascendancy, autoroute, autostrada, avenue, belt highway, blind alley, boulevard, bypass, byway, camino real,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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