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"right of way" in British English

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right of waynoun

uk   us  
  • right of way noun (RIGHT TO GO FIRST)

[C or U] the ​legalright to go first ​across a ​road, before other ​roadusers: Pedestrians haveright of way at this ​intersection.
  • right of way noun (ROAD/PATH)

[C] a ​path or ​road over ​privateland that ​people are ​legallyallowed to ​walk along
(Definition of right of way from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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right of waynoun

uk   us   (plural rights of way) LAW
[U] the ​legalright to ​crossland that does not belong to you: These ​people walked on ​privateland and had no ​right of way.
[C] a path that you are ​legallyallowed to use to ​crossland that does not belong to you: Walkers using a publicright of wayleft a ​gateopen.
[U] TRANSPORT the ​legalright to go along or across a road first, before other road ​users: An oncoming ​pickup with the ​right of way ​tried to ​avoid them, but the ​vehicles collided. Who has ​right of way?
(Definition of right of way from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “right of way”
in Chinese (Simplified) 先行, 超行权, 先行权…
in Chinese (Traditional) 先行, 超行權, 先行權…
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