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right of waynoun

uk   /ˌraɪt əv ˈweɪ/  us   /ˌraɪt əv ˈweɪ/
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right of waynoun

uk   us   (plural rights of way) LAW
[U] the legal right to cross land that does not belong to you: These people walked on private land and had no right of way.
[C] a path that you are legally allowed to use to cross land that does not belong to you: Walkers using a public right of way left a gate open.
[U] TRANSPORT the legal right 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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