wayleave

[wey-leev]

noun Law.

a right of way over or under another's ground or property, as for transporting minerals from a mine.

Nearby words

  1. waygoing,
  2. waygoing crop,
  3. waylaid,
  4. wayland,
  5. waylay,
  6. wayleggo,
  7. wayless,
  8. waymark,
  9. waymarked,
  10. wayne

Origin of wayleave

First recorded in 1400–50, wayleave is from the late Middle English word waylefe. See way1, leave2

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British Dictionary definitions for wayleave

wayleave

noun

access to property granted by a landowner for payment, for example to allow a contractor access to a building site
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