What is THOROUGHFARE?

The term means, according to its derivation, a street or passage through which one can fare, (travel;) that is, a street or highway affording an unobstructed exit at each end into another street or public passage. If the passage is closed at one end, admitting no exit there, it is called a “cul de sac.” See Cemetery Ass’n v. Meninger, 14 Kan. 315; Mankato v. Warren, 20 Minn. 150 (Gil. 128); Wiggins v. Tallmadge, 11 Barb. (N. Y.) 462.

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