Right of Way

An easement or right of passage over another’s land; the strip of land used as a roadbed by a railroad or used for a public purpose by other public utilities. The right or privilege to pass over a designated portion of the property of another. A privilege operating as an easement upon land, whereby the owner, by grant, or by agreement, gives to another the right to pass over his land, to construct a roadway, or use as a roadway a specific part of his land, or the right to construct through and over his land, telephone, telegraph or electric power lines, or the right to place underground water mains, gas mains, or sewer mains.

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