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HIGHWAY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A free and public road, way, or street; one which every person has theright to use. Abbott v. Duluth (C. C.) 104 Fed. 837; Shelby County Com’rs v. Cas- tetter,7 Ind. App. 309, 33 N. E. 986; State v. Cowan, 29 N. C. 248; In re City of New York,135 N. Y. 253, 31 N. E. 1043, 31 Am. St. Rep. 825; Parsons v. San Francisco, 23 Cal.464.”In all counties of this state, public highways are roads, streets, alleys, lanes, courts,places, trails, and bridges, laid out or erected as such by the public, or, if laid out anderected by others, dedicated or abandoned to the public, or made such in actions forthe partition of real property.” Pol. Code Cal.


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