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Right-of-way means:
  • priority at a crossing, the other traffic must yield
  • the legal right of the public or of a private company to place tracks of a railway, metro, tram or to install telephone, cable television or electric power lines; also the tracks themselves;
  • the legal right or easement allowing a particular person, the owners or licensees of adjacent land or the general public to walk, cross, and/or drive across certain parcel of land. Usually to gain access to another parcel of land that may be enclosed or may not have easy access to a roadway; see also trespass.

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