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right of way

Translation of right of way in Spanish:

noun plural rights of way

  • 1 uncountable (precedence in traffic) to have (the) right of way
    tener preferencia
    it's my right of way
    tengo preferencia yo
    to yield the right of way (US)
    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 2.1 (across private land)
    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.
    2.2 (path)
    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’.
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