right of way

  1. the passage consisting of a path or strip of land over which someone has the legal right to pass
  2. the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another
  3. the privilege of someone to pass over land belonging to someone else
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How To Use right of way In A Sentence

  • Not that other DC agencies, the courts, or police are much better — ped rights in unmarked crosswalks are ignored on all sides, there are few (if any) arrests for failure to stop and give right of way, no matter how aggressive the drivers involved have been. Matthew Yglesias » DDOT Decides That Speedy Cars are More Important than Pedestrian Safety
  • Then, when the wool was wetted, or when some other teams behind disputed the right of way in lurid terms which Lady Bridget was now beginning to accept as inevitably concomitant with bullocks, the first dray would proceed, all the cattle bells jingling and making, in the distance, not unpleasant music. Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land
  • My only experience with a 410 slug is on a cerial box in a tree at a distance the width of a gas pipelike right of way. Why .410 Shotguns Are Better for Experts than for Kids
  • I never know who has right of way at this junction.
  • The "tattletale" lights will make it easier for troopers to enforce traffic laws for failing to stop at red lights and failing to yield the right of way, he said. Tri-City Herald: Front
  • This is particularly important if your trees overhang another property or a right of way. Times, Sunday Times
  • St. Denis says research shows that drivers making a left turn can too easily misinterpret a green signal as giving them the right of way. Yellow left-turn signals get their chance to shine
  • The cab paused at an intersection to give right of way to a car chase.
  • On walking down busy Nevskii, for example, the individual's own right of way is all that matters.
  • That preliminary record is then published with the object of inviting comments and objections from persons interested either in the subsistence of the right of way or to deny its subsistence.
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