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WEIGHT Definition & Legal Meaning

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N (chiefly in New England) a private way is onelaid out by the local public authorities for the accommodation of individuals and whollyor chiefly at their expense, but not restricted to their exclusive use, being subject, likehighways, to the public easement of passage. See Metcalf v. Bingham, 3 N. H. 459;Clark v. Boston, C.0& M. It. Co., 24 N. H. 118; Denham v. Bristol County, 10S Mass. 202; Butchers’, etc.,Ass’n v. Boston, 139 Mass. 290, 30 N. E. 94.


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