Right-of-way or right of way may refer to:

In geography:

  • A situation in which although a parcel of land has a specific private owner, some other party or the public at large has a legal right to traverse that land in some specified manner. The term likewise refers to the land subject to such a right. An easement is an example.
  • A public right-of-way, a right of way which permits the public to travel over it, such as a street, road, sidewalk, or footpath.

In transportation:


  • In fencing, priority granted to the first person to properly execute an attack
  • Right of Way (album), a musical album by Ferry Corsten
  • Legal requirement to obtain permission from the property holder before access is granted (eg: installing telecommunications cable)

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