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right of way

noun uk   us  

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.

right of way noun (ROAD/PATH)

[C] a path or road over private land that people are legally allowed to walk along
Translations of “right of way”
in Chinese (Traditional) 先行, 超行權, 先行權…
in Chinese (Simplified) 先行, 超行权, 先行权…
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