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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


highway
a road or way over which the public may pass as of right. It may be over land or water. Highways are created by statute, dedication or prescription. Preventing the public from freely, safely and conveniently passing along the highway may be a nuisance. Obstruction of the highway is an offence. See regalia minora.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


highway
Any public street, road, or turnpike that any member of the public has the right to use.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


highway
A main road or thoroughfare, such as a street, boulevard, or parkway, available to the public for use for travel or transportation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


highway
A main road or thoroughfare, such as a street, boulevard, or parkway, available to the public for use for travel or transportation.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

highway
n.
   any public street, road, turnpike or canal which any member of the public has the right to use, provided he/she/it follows the laws governing its use, such as having a driver's license if operating a vehicle. Thus, the use is really a privilege and not an absolute right.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • highway — O.E. heahweg main road from one town to another; see HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) in sense of main + WAY (Cf. way). High street (O.E. heahstræte) was the word before 17c. applied to highways and main roads, whether in the country or town, especially… …   Etymology dictionary

  • highway — highway; su·per·highway; …   English syllables

  • Highway — High way , n. A road or way open to the use of the public, especially a paved main road or thoroughfare between towns; in the latter sense it contrasts with {local street}; as, on the highways and byways. Syn: Way; road; path; course. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highway — [n] heavily traveled, capacious road artery, avenue, boulevard, drag*, four lane*, freeway, interstate, parking lot*, parkway, path, pike*, roadway, skyway, street, superhighway, super slab*, thoroughfare, toll road, track, turnpike; concept 501 …   New thesaurus

  • highway — ► NOUN 1) chiefly N. Amer. a main road. 2) (chiefly in official use) a public road …   English terms dictionary

  • highway — [hī′wā΄] n. [ME higewege; see HIGH & WAY] 1. any road freely open to everyone; public road 2. a main road; thoroughfare 3. a main route by land or water 4. a direct way to some objective …   English World dictionary

  • Highway — For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). A German Autobahn in Lehrte …   Wikipedia

  • Highway — Als Highway werden im US amerikanischen Sprachgebrauch alle Hauptverkehrsstraßen bezeichnet, die dem Fernverkehr dienen. Dixie Highway in Florida (1914) Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Frühe H …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • highway — noun (esp. AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ wide ▪ three lane, two lane, etc. ▪ a four lane highway ▪ divided (AmE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • highway — A free and public roadway, or street; one which every person has the right to use. In popular usage, refers to main public road connecting towns or cities. The entire width between boundaries of every publicly maintained way when any part is open …   Black's law dictionary

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