right-of-way
noun (plural rights-of-way; also right-of-ways) Date: 1768 1. a legal right of passage over another person's ground 2. a. the area over which a right-of-way exists b. the strip of land over which is built a public road c. the land occupied by a railroad especially for its main line d. the land used by a public utility (as for a transmission line) 3. a. a precedence in passing accorded to one vehicle over another by custom, decision, or statute b. the right of traffic to take precedence c. the right to take precedence over others <
gave the bill the right-of-way in the Senate
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