from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The right to pass over property owned by another party.
- n. The path or thoroughfare on which such passage is made.
- n. The strip of land over which facilities such as highways, railroads, or power lines are built.
- n. The customary or legal right of a person, vessel, or vehicle to pass in front of another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The right to proceed first in traffic.
- n. A legal right of passage over another's land or pathways.
- n. A legal easement granted for the construction of a roadway or railway.
- n. Land on which a right of way exists.
- n. The area modified for passage of a railway; often specifically the railbed and tracks.
- n. The priority granted to the first person to properly execute an attack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a right of private passage over another's ground. It may arise either by grant or prescription. It may be attached to a house, entry, gate, well, or city lot, as well as to a country farm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the privilege of someone to pass over land belonging to someone else
- n. the passage consisting of a path or strip of land over which someone has the legal right to pass
- n. the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another
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