Share this entry

Share this page

right of way

Translation of right of way in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural rights of way )

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (precedence in traffic) preferencia (feminine) to have (the) right of way tener* preferencia it's my right of way tengo preferencia yo to yield the right of way (American English/inglés norteamericano) ceder el paso
    Example sentences
    • But that's totally different to someone who has a good reason to use the pavement, and does so at a slow pace, often stopping to give pedestrians their legal right of way.
    • Would they confirm that pedestrians already on a crossing has right of way over vehicles?
    • The regulations make it quite clear that a pedestrian on the crossing has right of way over a vehicle.
  • 2 countable/numerable 2.1 (across private land) servidumbre (feminine) or derecho (masculine) de paso 2.2 (path) sendero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Public rights of way are paths and tracks through countryside and sometimes residential areas where people can walk, cycle and ride horses.
    • But club president John Hodgson today said the club would be re-opening the path after receiving a letter from Bradford Council stating the path was a public right of way.
    • The committee was advised by the authority's solicitor that to qualify as a public right of way a path must have been used for more than 20 years ‘without force, without secrecy and without permission’.
    Example sentences
    • The Council agreed informally to grant him a right of way along the further stretch of road and to permit him to gain access to his property by a new gate.
    • Eventually the inspector concluded that there was no right of way of any description along bridleway 8 save for a short stretch along a highway called Sawley Lodge Drive.
    • In particular there was evidence from Mr Fattorini's head gamekeeper and butler to the effect that there had been no exercise of any right of way by the public along Sawley Lodge Drive.

Definition of right of way in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tiesto
m
flowerpot …
Cultural fact of the day

In Venezuela, pasapalo is small portions of food that are usually served with drinks at parties, bars, and social get-togethers.