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English definition of “right of way”

right of way

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right of way noun (RIGHT TO GO FIRST)

[C or U] the legal right to go first across a road, before other road users: Pedestrians have right of way at this turning.Driving and operating road vehicles

right of way noun (ROAD/PATH)

[C] a path or road over private land that people are legally allowed to walk alongPedestrian routes
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