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noun right of way pronunciation in British English
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singularright of way
pluralright of ways or rights of way
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the legal right to pass in front of other vehicles when entering or crossing a road
    The road markings clearly show who’s got right of way here.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the legal right to go across someones private land
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    1. a.
      singular
      pluralrights of way
      [countable] a path by which you can legally go across someones private land

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